I don’t care what these fast food companies tell me about their food being “real.” It’s ersatz junk that a fucking mule wouldn’t eat if it had a brain.


Adjective

  1. Made in imitation; artificial, especially of a poor quality.

Noun

  1. Something made in imitation; an effigy or substitute.

Synonyms

artificial, faux, imitation, knock off


Pronunciations

  • /ˈɛəɹsɑts/
  • /ˈɛəɹzɑts/
  • /ɛəɹˈsɑːts/
  • /ɛəɹˈzɑːts/
  • /ˈɝsæts/
  • /ˈɛəzæts/
  • /ˈɜːsæts/

Origin

Borrowed from German Ersatz (“replacement”), and from the German ersetzen (“to replace”).


Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Ersatz.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/ersatz. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “ersatz”, accessed October 31, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/ersatz.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Ersatz. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/ersatz


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