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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Early Dutch ranten

rant

verb
     
rant [intransitive and transitive]
to talk or complain in a loud excited and rather confused way because you feel strongly about something
rant about
She was still ranting about the unfairness of it all.
Why don't you stop ranting and raving for a minute and listen?
rant noun [countable]
a 15-minute rant about the evils of modern society

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