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What does Apropos of nothing mean?

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  1. Without reference to anything.
  2. Without any apparent reason or purpose.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

"Then, apropos of nothing, ...

Google previewDictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases (1891)

by James Main Dixon

A propos de rien — apropos of nothing ; irrelevantly. The story was introduced apropos de rien. Arab. — A street Arab or Arab of the gutter — one of the uncared -for children of our large cities. P. This enterprise led him (Lord Shaftesbury) into ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

apropos apropos of nothing having no relevance to any previous discussion ...

Google previewA DICTIONARY OF SELECT AND POPULAR QUATATIONS (1873)

— "'Apropos of nothing." — An absurd allusion.

Google previewA dictionary of select and popular quotations (1850)

by David Evans Macdonnel

— "Apropos of nothing." — An absurd allusion. Aptat se pugnse. Lat.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

apropos of nothing. aqua.

Google previewA Condensed Dictionary of the English Language Giving the Correct Spelling, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words Based on the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster (1910)

by Noah Webster

J, apropos of nothing. aqua vitae [L.J, ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (1907)

by Thomas Davidson

apropos of nothing, aqua (L.), water ; — aqua c&lestls, ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

PHRASES apropos of nothing having no relevance to any previous discussion or situation. — ORIGIN C17: from Fr. a propos '(with regard) to (this) purpose'. apse / aps/ > n. 1 a large semicircular or polygonal recess with a domed roof, typically ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

(apropos of nothing) used to state a speaker's beliefthat someone's comments or acts are unrelated to any previous discussion or situation: Isabel kept smiling apropos of nothing. • adj. [predic.] very appropriate to a particular ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

PHRASES apropos of nothing having no relevance to any previous discussion or situation. — ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from French at propos '(with regard) to (this) purpose'. apsara /'Apsoro:/ (also apsaras /'Apsoru:s/) > noun (pl. apsaras or ...

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