cal·​lant | \ ˈka-lənt How to pronounce callant (audio) , ˈkä- How to pronounce callant (audio) \

Definition of callant

chiefly Scotland
: boy, lad

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Examples of callant in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of callant

circa 1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of callant was circa 1592

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“Callant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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