- away; hence.
Origin of avaunt
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for avaunt
But if thou art some evil thing of this waste, avaunt thee!'King Arthur's Knights
“Avaunt, you worst of sinners, I must save my soul,” he cried.Snarley-yow
Avaunt, thou filthy, clammy thing, Of sorry rain the source and spring!Wild Wales
He even dared once to follow me into church, but I cried 'Avaunt!'
I would fain hear the old snail skrike out at me, ‘Avaunt, Sathanas!’The White Lady of Hazelwood
Emily Sarah Holt
- archaic go away! depart!
C15: from Old French avant! forward!, from Late Latin ab ante forward, from Latin ab from + ante before
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for avaunt
interjection, late 15c., "begone," literally "move on," from Middle French avant "forward!" (see avant).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper