The definition of gaunt is looking thin, bony or sickly.(adjective)
An example of gaunt is the appearance of someone who hasn’t eaten enough for many weeks.
See gaunt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gawnte, earlier gant, slender, thin, gaunt < ?
See gaunt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective gaunt·er, gaunt·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , perhaps from Old French gant
Origin: , possibly of Scandinavian origin.
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