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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: à propos 'to the purpose'

apropos

adverb
     
ap‧ro‧pos formal

apropos of something

used to introduce a new subject that is related to something just mentioned:
He had nothing to say apropos of the latest developments.
apropos of nothing (=not relating to anything previously mentioned)
Apropos of nothing, he suddenly asked me if I liked cats!

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