[er-zahts, -sahts, er-zahts, -sahts] /ˈɛr zɑts, -sɑts, ɛrˈzɑts, -ˈsɑts/
serving as a substitute; synthetic; artificial:
an ersatz coffee made from grain.
an artificial substance or article used to replace something natural or genuine; a substitute.
made in imitation of some natural or genuine product; artificial
an ersatz substance or article
1875, from German Ersatz “units of the army reserve,” literally “compensation, replacement, substitute,” from ersetzen “to replace,” from Old High German irsezzen, from ir-, unaccented variant of ur- + setzen “to set” (see set (v.)). As a noun, from 1892.
[urs] /ɜrs/ noun 1. Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. adjective 2. of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. /ɜːs/ noun 1. another name for Irish Gaelic adjective 2. of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language late 14c., early Scottish variant of Old English Irisc or Old Norse Irskr “Irish” (see Irish); applied by Lowland […]
[urs, airs] /ɜrs, ɛərs/ noun 1. . [urs] /ɜrs/ noun 1. Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. adjective 2. of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. abbreviation 1. earnings related supplement /ɜːs/ noun 1. another name for Irish Gaelic adjective 2. of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language late 14c., early Scottish variant of Old […]
/ˈɜːʃæd/ noun 1. Hussain Mohammed. born 1930, Bangladeshi soldier and statesman. He seized power in a coup in 1982, becoming president in 1983. He was deposed in 1990 and has served prision sentences for corruption
[ur-skin] /ˈɜr skɪn/ noun 1. John (Erskine of Carnock) 1695–1768, Scottish writer on law. 2. John, 1879–1951, U.S. novelist, poet, and essayist. 3. a male given name. /ˈɜːskɪn/ noun 1. Thomas, 1st Baron. 1750–1823, Scottish lawyer: noted as a defence advocate, esp in cases involving civil liberties