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[uh-roint] /əˈrɔɪnt/
verb (imperative), Obsolete.
Aroint thee, varlet!
Origin of aroint
First recorded in 1595-1605; of uncertain origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It has been suggested that the singular expression, "aroint, thee, witch!"

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • Since 'aroint thee, witch,' is your creed, I think you had better try him.

  • You shall not make a poetry cocktail out of Tennyson and Coleridge, and jam it down my throat; or I'll aroint myself.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • That aroint is equivalent to away, begone, seems to be agreed, though its etymology is uncertain.

    Folk-lore of Shakespeare Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Word Origin and History for aroint

intransitive verb, c.1600, used by Shakespeare (only in imperative: "begone!"), obsolete and of obscure origin. "[T]he subject of numerous conjectures, none of which can be said to have even a prima facie probability." [OED]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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