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/ əˈrɔɪnt /
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verb (imperative) Obsolete.

begone: Aroint thee, varlet!



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Origin of aroint

First recorded in 1595–1605; of uncertain origin
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Example sentences from the Web for aroint

  • 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!"

  • That aroint is equivalent to away, begone, seems to be agreed, though its etymology is uncertain.

    Folk-lore of Shakespeare|Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
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