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[uh-gin] /əˈgɪn/
preposition, Dialect.
against; opposed to.
Origin of agin
First recorded in 1815-25; See origin at again Unabridged
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  • May the blessin' of God and his holy mother keep you till I see you agin!

    Going To Maynooth William Carleton
  • Well, yes; I reckon I should know the twenty agin, if I saw it.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • But agin I didn't take particular notice, looking on myself as called upon to stimilate public feeling.

  • Yo' wouldna mind, not yo', if yo' was niver to see pore David agin.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • He said sunthin' about the might of the majority, and the powerful corporations and rings, and that sot me off agin.

  • Then we tuk a short cut an' overtuk 'em agin, an' we drapt another.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • So we goes on agin, wif the air growing 'eavier like, and three 'oles later they both erpeals to me, fer both is cheating.

  • An' this year I don't know jest what to do, hit might, an' then agin hit mightn't.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • The way women—married women travellin' alone especially—takes to such swabs is agin Natur'.

    Edward Barry Louis Becke
  • Why, in th' basket as stan' agin your sofy, where you put it yourself, for I see ye do it.

    A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
British Dictionary definitions for agin


an informal, facetious, or dialect word for against
Word Origin
C19: from obsolete againagainst
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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