fent

noun

ˈfent
plural -s
1
dialectal, England : a slit or opening in a garment
especially : a neck opening or placket
2
: a remnant of cloth
specifically : a short and often imperfect end or length of finished fabric

Word History

Etymology

Middle English fente, fent, from Middle French fente (hole)

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“Fent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fent. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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