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prentice

[pren-tis] /ˈprɛn tɪs/
noun, verb, Informal.
Origin of prentice
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; aphetic form of apprentice
Related forms
underprentice, noun

Prentice

[pren-tis] /ˈprɛn tɪs/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • Gabriel folded his arms, which were now at liberty, and eyed his old 'prentice in silence.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Lucas spoke to him in Flemish to explain his own return with the English prentice.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The series was illustrated with the early and prentice work of the Bewick School.

    Banbury Chap Books Edwin Pearson
  • At these dread words the 'prentice bowed once more, and so withdrew as he had come.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • "The barn which the meteor destroyed," said the Reverend Mr. prentice, pointing it out.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I used to hear Ben Franklin say things like that when he was a 'prentice lad.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • He had a trifle over sixty thousand dollars in prentice's institution—more than half of all he owned.

    The Moneychangers Upton Sinclair
  • Try your 'prentice hand on contributions to the smaller publications.

    If You Don't Write Fiction Charles Phelps Cushing
  • Honore's 'prentice attempts at producing a masterpiece oscillated between the novel and the drama.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
British Dictionary definitions for prentice

prentice

/ˈprɛntɪs/
noun
1.
an archaic word for apprentice
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Word Origin and History for prentice
n.

c.1300, shortened form of apprentice (n.). As a verb from 1590s.

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