noun (ersatz, es)
- (rfquote-sense) Something made in imitation; an effigy or substitute.
- Made in imitation; artificial, especially of an inferior quality.
Etymology: From the German Ersatz, a "replacement"; and from the German verb ersetzen, "to replace".
- Back then, we could only get coffee.
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