\ ˈgant, -ȧ-, -ȯ- \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of gant

 (Entry 1 of 4)

chiefly Scottish
: yawn

gant

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of gant (Entry 2 of 4)

chiefly Scottish
: yawn

gant

\ ˈgant \

Definition of gant (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal variant of

\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of gant (Entry 4 of 4)

dialectal
: to make thin or lean by insufficient feeding I rode two nights and ganted a mule looking for a place to sleep— Alan LeMay often used with up

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History and Etymology for gant

Intransitive verb

Middle English (Scots) ganten; perhaps akin to Old English gānian to gape, yawn, Latin hiare

Noun

Middle English (Scots) gant, from ganten

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“Gant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gant. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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