contraction of would not.

Origin of wadna

wad, variant of would1 + na
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Examples from the Web for wadna

Historical Examples of wadna

  • 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.


    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