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Word of the Day 09/04/20 Aroint

Aroint (verb)
aroint [ uh-roint ]


verb (imperative) Obsolete.
1. begone: Aroint thee, varlet!

Origin: First recorded in 1595–1605; of uncertain origin

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR AROINT
You shall not make a poetry cocktail out of Tennyson and Coleridge, and jam it down my throat; or I'll aroint myself.
THE CLARION|SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS

Since 'Aroint thee, witch,' is your creed, I think you had better try him.
THE BLACK BARONET; OR, THE CHRONICLES OF BALLYTRAIN|WILLIAM CARLETON

That aroint is equivalent to away, begone, seems to be agreed, though its etymology is uncertain.
FOLK-LORE OF SHAKESPEARE|THOMAS FIRMINGER THISELTON-DYER

It has been suggested that the singular expression, "Aroint, thee, witch!"
TREES. A WOODLAND NOTEBOOK|HERBERT MAXWELL

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