"avast" Definition

  1. a sailor’s phrase for stop, shut up, go away,—apparently connected with the _old Cant_, BYNGE A WASTE; or from the _Italian_, BASTA, hold! enough.

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Position in the dictionary: 55 of 4022 slang words.
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