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[uh-vawnt, uh-vahnt] /əˈvɔnt, əˈvɑnt/
adverb, Archaic.
away; hence.
Origin of avaunt
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French avant to the front < Late Latin ab ante before (Latin: from before). See ab-, ante- Unabridged
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sentence substitute
(archaic) go away! depart!
Word Origin
C15: from Old French avant! forward!, from Late Latin ab ante forward, from Latin ab from + ante before
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Word Origin and History for avaunt

interjection, late 15c., "begone," literally "move on," from Middle French avant "forward!" (see avant).

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