Naunt vs Vaunt - What's the difference?

naunt | vaunt |

As nouns the difference between naunt and vaunt

is that naunt is (nonstandard|proscribed|dated) aunt, mine aunt while vaunt is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt can be (obsolete) the first part.

As a verb vaunt is

to speak boastfully.

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(en noun)
  • (nonstandard, proscribed, dated) aunt, mine aunt
  • English nouns which have interacted with their indefinite article



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) vaunter, variant of (etyl) vanter, from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To speak boastfully.
  • * 1829 — , chapter XC
  • "The number," said he, "is great, but what can be expected from mere citizen soldiers? They vaunt and menace in time of safety; none are so arrogant when the enemy is at a distance; but when the din of war thunders at the gates they hide themselves in terror."
  • To speak boastfully about.
  • To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
  • * Bible, 1 Cor. xiii. 4
  • Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
  • * Milton
  • My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.
    * (speak boastfully) boast, brag
    Derived terms
    * vaunter


    (en noun)
  • A boast; an instance of vaunting.
  • * Milton
  • the spirits beneath, whom I seduced / with other promises and other vaunts
  • * 1904 — , Book II, chapter III
  • He has answered me back, vaunt' for ' vaunt , rhetoric for rhetoric.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . See avant, vanguard.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The first part.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)