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adjectiveEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northumberland
1Occasional, odd, chance.
2Peculiar, strange, singular.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Alexander Pennecuik (1652–1722), physician and poet. Apparently from anter, aunter, etc., variants of adventure + -in, variant of -ing.
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