\ ˈfent \
plural -s

Definition of fent

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

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History and Etymology for fent

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 24 Oct. 2020.

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