preposition Dialect.

against; opposed to.

Origin of agin

First recorded in 1815–25; see origin at again Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for agin

Historical Examples of agin

  • And it was Larry that turned you agin' him after he come and joined us.

  • Soon's I'd come to I'd git to thinkin' agin and then it was all up wid me.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • Si sed: "Yas; counted 'em on the wagon, counted 'em off agin, and counted 'em when I made 'em."

  • No, 'faith, nor Mary Lafferty either, that turned me from the door and shut it agin me.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • Some folks have a knack of seeing sperrits, and then agin some hasn't.

British Dictionary definitions for agin



an informal, facetious, or dialect word for against

Word Origin for agin

C19: from obsolete again against
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