noun cal·lant \ˈka-lənt, ˈkä-\

Definition of CALLANT

chiefly Scottish
:  boy, lad

Examples of CALLANT

  1. <ever since he was a callant, he's been fishing off the eastern coast of Scotland>

Origin of CALLANT

Dutch or Middle French dialect; Dutch kalant customer, fellow, from Middle French dialect (Picard) calland customer, from Latin calent-, calens, present participle of calēre to be warm — more at lee
First Known Use: circa 1592

Rhymes with CALLANT


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