- away; hence.
Origin of avaunt
Examples from the Web for avaunt
Historical Examples of 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!
Word Origin for avaunt
interjection, late 15c., "begone," literally "move on," from Middle French avant "forward!" (see avant).