vaward


va·ward

noun \ˈva-ˌrd, -ˌwrd\

Definition of VAWARD

archaic
:  the foremost part :  forefront <the vaward of our youth — Shakespeare>

Origin of VAWARD

Middle English vauntwarde, vanwarde, vaward, from Anglo-French *vantwarde, vantgarde vanguard
First Known Use: 14th century

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