Nonstandard Older Use.

ain't; have not; has not.

Origin of hain't

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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Examples from the Web for haint

Historical Examples of haint

  • 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.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for haint


contraction of

has not, have not, or is not
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