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ain't (1)

negator. /eyn/ [Gul., US Black idem (Burling 1973:71); cf. OEDS II ain't dial. and vulg. var. hain't have not] 1. did not: I ain' see him all last week. (Black).

2. do not: 1925 Bookie ain't know who do it yet (Finlay 294).

Tags: grammar, negator

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Last update: 2011-10-25 03:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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