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ersatz

er·satz

ersatz

 
 
pronunciation:
uhr zats [or] er zats
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: serving as a substitute, esp. when of inferior quality.
They sported ersatz leather jackets made of plastic.
similar words:
phony, shoddy
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a substance or thing used as a substitute, esp. a synthetic substitute for something natural.