WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
a•vaunt  (ə vônt, ə vänt), 
adv. [Archaic.]

    away;
    hence.
Etymology:
  • Late Latin ab ante before (Latin: from before). See ab-, ante-
  • Middle French avant to the front
  • Middle English 1275–1325


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

avaunt /əˈvɔːnt/ sentence substitute
  1. archaic go away! depart!
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French avant! forward!, from Late Latin ab ante forward, from Latin ab from + ante before



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