| Definition - The dialect of Old English spoken by the Jutes in the kingdom of Kent.
1. It was one of the four distinct dialects of Old English, the others being Northumbrian, Mercian, and West Saxon.
Oxford English Dictionary - The term's first citation in this sense is from 1866:
"In the Old Kentish of the Ayenbite an e takes the place of the Southern u."
(Morris Ayenb. Introd. 6 )