Meaning of -ant in English:

-ant

Pronunciation /(?)nt/

suffix

  • 1(forming adjectives) denoting attribution of an action or state.

    ‘arrogant’
    • ‘pendant’
  • 2(forming nouns) denoting an agent.

    ‘deodorant’
    • ‘propellant’

Origin

From French or Latin present participial verb stems (see also -ent).