archaic
: being at the point of death

Word History

Etymology

short for all-a-mort, by folk etymology from Middle French a la mort to the death

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amort was in 1546

Dictionary Entries Near amort

Cite this Entry

“Amort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amort. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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