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Name of a South Carolina family, anglicized from Dutch de Raedt, from Middle Dutch raet (advice).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. An American surname​.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Simon and Schuster 2006 →ISBN, page 139
      “Oh, Scarlett, he has the most terrible reputation. His name is Rhett Butler and he's from Charleston and his folks are some of the nicest people there, but they won't even speak to him. Caro Rhett told me about him last summer.