- The definition of apropos is something that is connected to a certain situation.
If a lawyer refers to a previous court ruling in a similar case, that referral would be apropos to the current case.
- Apropos is defined as doing something when it is a good time to do it.
A check arriving in the mail the day before your rent is due is an example of the check arriving apropos.
- at the right time; opportunely
- by the way: used to introduce a remark
Origin of aproposFrench à propos, to the purpose from Classical Latin ad, to + propositus, past participle of proponere, propose
- At an appropriate time; opportunely.
- By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
Origin of aproposFrench à propos à to ( from Old French a ) ( from Latin ad ; see ad- . ) propos purpose ( from Latin prōpositum ) ( from neuter past participle of prōpōnere to intend ; see propose . )
(comparative more apropos, superlative most apropos)
- Regarding or concerning.
- By the way.
- Timely; at a good time.