avaunt

adverb \ ə-ˈvȯnt , -ˈvänt \

Definition of avaunt

: away, hence

Origin and Etymology of avaunt

Middle English, literally, forward, from Anglo-French avant, from Latin abante forward, before, from ab from + ante before — more at of, ante-


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