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[uh-gin] /əˈgɪn/
preposition, Dialect
against; opposed to.
Origin of agin
1815-25; see again Unabridged
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  • May the blessin' of God and his holy mother keep you till I see you agin!

    Going To Maynooth William Carleton
  • And it was Larry that turned you agin' him after he come and joined us.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • But agin I didn't take particular notice, looking on myself as called upon to stimilate public feeling.

  • Si sed: "Yas; counted 'em on the wagon, counted 'em off agin, and counted 'em when I made 'em."

  • He said sunthin' about the might of the majority, and the powerful corporations and rings, and that sot me off agin.

  • No, 'faith, nor Mary Lafferty either, that turned me from the door and shut it agin me.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • So we goes on agin, wif the air growing 'eavier like, and three 'oles later they both erpeals to me, fer both is cheating.

  • Some folks have a knack of seeing sperrits, and then agin some hasn't.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Vol. 5 Louisa M. Alcott
  • The way women—married women travellin' alone especially—takes to such swabs is agin Natur'.

    Edward Barry Louis Becke
  • I want to see how it seems to have a man setting opposite me agin.

    The Young Miner Horatio Alger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for agin


an informal, facetious, or dialect word for against
Word Origin
C19: from obsolete againagainst
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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