adjective pent·it \ˈpentə̇t\

Definition of pentit

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  pent, confined

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  comfortable, snug

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Origin and Etymology of pentit

probably alteration (influenced by 1pent) of obsolete English pended, past participle of pend to pen, confine, from Middle English penden — more at pend

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a trip made at another's expense

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