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dunno

[duh-noh]
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  1. don't know: Who did it? I dunno!

Origin of dunno

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for dunno

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Historical Examples

  • I get a horse with somethin' the matter of his foot, and I dunno what.

  • I dunno as wimmin horse doctors is very common, but I dunno why not.

  • I dunno how you're goin' to git along with men-folks, if ye offer 'em the whip-hand.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • If you stop her off there, I dunno but she'd jine a circus or take to drink!

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • "Why, I dunno's there's anything in the way of it," she said, soberly.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for dunno

dunno

contraction of
  1. (I) do not know
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Word Origin and History for dunno

v.

colloquial for "(I) don't know," first attested 1842 in American English.

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