callant

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch calant (Modern Dutch klant), from Picard kalant, from Old Northern French calant, from Old French chaloir (to heat, to care about).

Noun[edit]

callant (plural callants)

  1. (Scotland) lad, boy
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      It was before the day of my ministry in Caulds, for then I was a tot callant in short clothes in my native parish of Lesmahagow; []

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Verb[edit]

callant

  1. present participle of callar