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avaunt

[ uh-vawnt, uh-vahnt ]
/ əˈvɔnt, əˈvɑnt /
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adverb Archaic.

away; hence.

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Origin of avaunt

1275–1325; Middle English <Middle French avant to the front <Late Latin ab ante before (Latin: from before). See ab-, ante-
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British Dictionary definitions for avaunt

avaunt
/ (əˈvɔːnt) /

sentence substitute

archaic go away! depart!
C15: from Old French avant! forward!, from Late Latin ab ante forward, from Latin ab from + ante before
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