Definition of errant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈerənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈerənt//
    [only before noun] (formal or humorous)
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  1. 1doing something that is wrong; not behaving in an acceptable way errant fathers who refuse to pay maintenance for their children (figurative) She brushed an errant curl from her forehead.
  2. 2(of a husband or wife) not sexually faithful
  3. Word OriginMiddle English(in the original sense ‘travelling in search of adventure’): the current sense is from Latin errant- ‘erring’, from the verb errare. Compare with arrant.
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