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From an aphetism of Anglo-Norse avantwarde, a variant of Old French avant-guarde.


  • /'vɑ:wəd/


  1. the vanguard
    • 1988: Then they were marched off to the railway station with the band in the vaward playing ‘Have you ever caught your ballocks in a rat trap?’ — Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron
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