callant

[ kah-luh nt ]
/ ˈkɑ lənt /
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noun Chiefly Scot.

a lad; boy.

Nearby words

  1. callaghan,
  2. callaghan, morley,
  3. callais,
  4. callaloo,
  5. callanetics,
  6. callao,
  7. callas,
  8. callas, maria meneghini,
  9. callathump,
  10. callback

Also cal·lan [kah-luh n] /ˈkɑ lən/.

Origin of callant

1710–20; < Dutch kalant fellow, chap, customer < Old North French caland customer

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British Dictionary definitions for callant

callant

callan (ˈkælən)

/ (ˈkælənt) /

noun

Scot a youth; lad

Word Origin for callant

C16: from Dutch or Flemish kalant customer, fellow

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