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hain't

[heynt] /heɪnt/
Nonstandard Older Use.
1.
ain't; have not; has not.
Origin of hain't
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; orig. contraction of have not, has not (with loss of consonant and compensatory lengthening of a); influenced in use by ain't
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  • They haint finished as they ought to be, and I would not wear 'em.

  • You might stay here, but we haint got no fit room where you two could sleep.

    Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton
  • And I haint been sosherble with no one fur—fur a right smart spell.

    Esmeralda Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "I haint such a ninny as that," said Beck, with majestic contempt.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • “I haint sartin that I had oughter say any thing about it,” replied Dick.

    Frank at Don Carlos' Rancho Harry Castlemon
  • They haint spoke a word to one another since that child was sick.

    Ruth Hall Fanny Fern
  • There haint no need for a verse of poetry and clasped hands.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • There haint nothin to do, Jim, against Moran and all his money.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • haint no objections, but mostly they go up and pick out the room they like.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • But with them lingo-talkin foreigners, why there haint no fight to em.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for haint

hain't

/heɪnt/
contraction
1.
has not, have not, or is not
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