- contraction of do not.
- Nonstandard except in some dialects. contraction of does not.
- don'ts, customs, rules, or regulations that forbid something: The boss has a long list of don'ts that you had better observe if you want a promotion.Compare do1(def 55).
Related Words for dontembargo, restriction, proscription, exclusion, constraint, veto, injunction, taboo, prevention, refusal, prohibition, boycott, censorship, stricture, anathema, superstition, inhibition, no-no, suppression, temperance
Examples from the Web for dont
Contemporary Examples of dont
They just dont get that there is a reason the Queen has only ever holidayed at her estate in Balmoral in Scotland.The British Royals Dubious Love Affair With Repressive Kazakhstan
March 28, 2014
Write me at the Hotel Quintana Pamplona Spain Or dont you like to write letters.Ernest Hemingway’s Macho Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald
October 6, 2013
I dont know of many people who refer to the civil rights bill as the Everett Dirksen bill.The Immigration Bandwagon
January 29, 2013
There is always a story that maybe you dont know looking from the outside in.Your Puffy-Face Moments, Inspired by Ashley Judd
April 13, 2012
NS: we just heard that FAEZEH HASHEMI is released the daughter I dont have TV sorry.Exclusive Tehran Account: Rejoicing Rafsanjani's Daughter's Release
June 21, 2009
Historical Examples of dont
I dont need to reckon at all; thats a difficulty easily got over.
If the hurricane swept away our tent, I dont know where we should find it again.
I dont see thats any sufficient reason for not attempting it.
Let us be just, then, and dont let any bad feeling get in among us.
Well stand them on their heads to-morrow nightsee if we dont.The Fifth String
John Philip Sousa
- do not
contraction of do not, recorded from 1630s.