Share this entry
avaunt Line breaks: avaunt
Pronunciation: /əˈvɔːnt/

Definition of avaunt in English:


Go away: avaunt, you worm-faced fellows of the night!
More example sentences
  • He led the litany with, ‘Christians, avaunt! ‘and the crowd responded, ‘Epicureans, avaunt!’
  • Avaunt, and quit my sight!
  • To thee, O Sickness, I say avaunt!


Late Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French avant, from Latin ab 'from' + ante 'before'.

Words that rhyme with avaunt

daunt, flaunt, gaunt, haunt, jaunt, taunt, vaunt
Definition of avaunt in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources