[ heynt ]
/ heɪnt /
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Nonstandard Older Use.
ain't; have not; has not.
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Origin of hain't
1830–40, Americanism; originally 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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How to use hain't in a sentence
I haint ergwine ter put de blame on de sperrits, kase hit hadn't orter go dare.
I'm ergwine to put yu whey dere haint ergwine to be no mo sturbance betwixt yu and de horgs.
I'm so skeert, young missis, dat I haint ergwine to git outen dis house in a hole munt.
Weuns haint no more than dandy-lions in the path of the harrycane; leastwise weuns kaint hit back.
Is yu fur de Nuniun ur de Secesh, ef de belliun haint squelched ur nuffin?
British Dictionary definitions for hain't
/ (heɪnt) archaic, or dialect /
has not, have not, or is not
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