Related to aroint: aroint thee


tr.v. Archaic
Used in the imperative to express an order of dismissal: "Aroint thee, witch!" (Shakespeare).

[Origin unknown.]




vb (tr)
to drive away


imperative verb. Obs.
begone: Aroint thee, varlet!
[1595–1605; of uncertain orig.]
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Aroint thee, varlets (or words to that effect), quoth he, hinting that something unpleasant could happen to the 2003 Belgian Grand Prix, such as being dropped from the Formula One calendar, if these awkward varmints persisted in their folly.
Swithold footed thrice the 'old, He met the night-mare and her nine-fold, Bid her alight, And her troth plight, And aroint thee, witch, aroint thee
And just this once, aroint the cholesterol, you want those suckers smothered in cream.