[ uh-roint ]

verb (imperative)Obsolete.
  1. begone: Aroint thee, varlet!

Origin of aroint

First recorded in 1595–1605; of uncertain origin

Words Nearby aroint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aroint in a sentence

  • 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
  • Since 'aroint thee, witch,' is your creed, I think you had better try him.

  • It has been suggested that the singular expression, "aroint, thee, witch!"

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook | Herbert Maxwell
  • That aroint is equivalent to away, begone, seems to be agreed, though its etymology is uncertain.

    Folk-lore of Shakespeare | Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer