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wadna

[wahd-nuh] /ˈwɑd nə/
Scot.
1.
contraction of would not.
Origin of wadna
wad, variant of would1 + na
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  • You wadna have me to believe, Captain Smith, that the lady does not prefer you to him?

  • Else there wadna hae been sic a sad welcome for her bonnie bairn.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • I wish Bobby could bide i' the kirkyaird, but they wadna let 'im.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • “Na, she wadna set the tog at a man, Hahmeesh,” said Andrew with a sly grin.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • She wanted to see ta young Chief, and they wadna let her come.

    Three Boys George Manville Fenn
  • “He wadna daur,” cried the lad, leaping up and glaring at the speaker.

    Three Boys George Manville Fenn
  • And, forbye, I doobt I wadna be that sair content wi' her noo gin I had her.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Gin there war a God, wadna it jist be sae—that we cudna prove him to be, I mean?'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Gin he kent what the baron was efter, he wadna tak him on boord.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Maggie, it wadna look nice to see the like o' you makin' mud-pies.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro

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