‘Tis a far, far better word…

It’s always fun to see the OED venture an opinion on what should have happened instead of what has happened.

acquaintant

Obs.

= ACQUAINTANCE 3; by which it has now been disadvantageously superseded; there has perhaps been some confusion between the pl. acquaintants, –ans, and the collective acquaintance.

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