One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb & noun
- archaic term for apprentice
- ‘As we have seen, he both lectured on Mozart's Fortieth Symphony and used it as a model for a prentice symphony of his own.’
- ‘Chambers cites, among others, a 1618 account ‘describing the bands of prentices, 3,000 or 4,000 strong, who on Shrove Tuesday and 1 May do outrages in all directions.’’
- ‘You'll either be a cap'n's servant or ‘prenticed to one of the craftsmen, but likely not an able seaman just yet.’’
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