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  • v. Eye dialect spelling of want.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. See vaunt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An old spelling of vaunt.
  • A shortened form of avant-.


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  • The old man turned, thought about it for a sec­ond and said, “A ser­vant is some­one who, when he walks into a room, makes it look emp­tier than it was before.”

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  • Ions, Fe+3, and 3 NO3-1. this number of Ions a compund dissolves into is called the vant hoff factor.

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  • Okay I get the "vant" part and I'll concede that it probably says "suck" and is just hard to read, but what's up with the "ur"?

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  • I also remember a kid with vampire teeth and a littel black cape chasing this red faced Chinese-looking boy, saying, in a received Boris Karloff accent "I vant to suck your Oriental."

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  • “You vant cigarette?” she said in a Russian accent he'd also expected.

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  • Me, I'm curled up in bed with my computer and a profound case of the Garbos ( "I vant to be alone").

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  • Bela Lugosi's Eastern European accented greeting, "I vant to drink your blood," with its staggered cadence, is forever the fodder of Halloween skits, yet his Count Dracula (in Tod Browning's 1932 classic) is among the nobler ones.

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  • I vill splash the bath vater whenever the fack I vant!


  • So, she says, peering at the file in her hands, you vant harm your child?

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  • Say here, you vant harm your child … you have violent thoughts …

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