callant

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noun cal·lant \ ˈka-lənt , ˈkä- \

Definition of callant

chiefly Scotland
:boy, lad

Examples of callant in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of callant

Dutch or Medieval French dialect; Dutch kalant customer, fellow, from Medieval French dialect (Picard) calland customer, from Latin calent-, calens, present participle of calēre to be warm — more at lee



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