won't

[ wohnt, wuhnt ]
/ woʊnt, wʌnt /

contraction of will not: He won't see you now.

Nearby words

  1. womp womp,
  2. womxn,
  3. womyn,
  4. won,
  5. won ton,
  6. won't hear of,
  7. won't wash,
  8. wonder,
  9. wonder boy,
  10. wonder child

Can be confusedwon't wont

Usage note


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British Dictionary definitions for won't

won't

/ (wəʊnt) /

contraction of

will not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for won't

won't

contraction of will not, first recorded mid-15c. as wynnot, later wonnot (1580s) before the modern form emerged 1660s. See will.

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