prentice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An old (Middle English) aphetic form of apprentice; that is, a form which lost the unstressed initial vowel a and reduced the initial double pp to a single p.

Noun[edit]

prentice (plural prentices)

  1. (obsolete) An apprentice.
    • 1682, John Lacy, Sir Hercules Buffoon, or The Poetical Squire, Act II, scene iv,
      Faith, bind him prentice to a lord; by the same rule he'll be a lord when he's out of his time.

Verb[edit]

prentice (third-person singular simple present prentices, present participle prenticing, simple past and past participle prenticed)

  1. (obsolete) To apprentice.

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