avaunt

adverb
\ ə-ˈvȯnt How to pronounce avaunt (audio) , -ˈvänt \

Definition of avaunt

First Known Use of avaunt

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Avaunt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avaunt. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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