adjective, gaunt·er, gaunt·est.
- gaunt, john of,
- gauntlet bandage,
Origin of gaunt
Examples from the Web for gaunt
One day I was stunned to see that a particular favorite was a gaunt chain-smoker.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons|Paul Hemphill|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In order to play the gaunt Woodroof, McConaughey went from 182 pounds to 135, subsisting on what he calls “a controlled diet.”Matthew McConaughey In ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: From Bongos to Oscar Contender|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moore emerged looking “gaunt and pale” at the Oct. 17 premiere of Margin Call, according to Contact Music.Demi Moore’s Downward Spiral Since Her Split From Ashton Kutcher|Marlow Stern|July 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In her last public appearances, Winehouse was stick thin and gaunt.
Some of Secrest's theories are iffy—she claims the gaunt women of his portraits must be coded consumptives.
And he would say, gaunt and worried, but smiling: "Not yet."The Mountebank|William J. Locke
Gaunt tried to tell them of something, but it became knotted in his throat, and then suddenly he dashed out again.Last Words|Stephen Crane
Mrs. Gaunt was walking elastically, and discoursing with great fire and animation.
To Raf's peering gaze Dalgard's face had a drawn, gaunt look as if he had been at hard labor during the hours just past.Star Born|Andre Norton
Neilson was a tall, gaunt man, well past fifty—from his manner evidently the leader of the three.The Sky Line of Spruce|Edison Marshall
Word Origin for gaunt
mid-15c. (as a surname from mid-13c.), from Middle French gant, of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gand "a thin stick," also "a tall thin man") and somehow connected with the root of gander. Connection also has been suggested to Old French jaunet "yellowish" [Middle English Dictionary].