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hain't

[heynt] /heɪnt/
Nonstandard Older Use.
1.
ain't; have not; has not.
Origin of hain't
1830-1840
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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  • There haint no dependence on 'em at all, the insides of 'em are liable to break out at any time.

  • "I haint such a ninny as that," said Beck, with majestic contempt.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "You haint no right to give us orders no more," asserted Humphreys, flourishing his bat defiantly.

  • haint no objections, but mostly they go up and pick out the room they like.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • She haint got any—oh, dear no, that's the worst on it, marm says.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • But with them lingo-talkin foreigners, why there haint no fight to em.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • You see I haint got any one in the city as I ken call upon to help me.

    Marion Berkley Elizabeth B. Comins
  • It was some number of years ago, but I haint forgot all about it yet.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Its grammar, haint it, but I dunnos I ever expected to hear it spoke in Diversity.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • There haint nothin to do, Jim, against Moran and all his money.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for haint

hain't

/heɪnt/
contraction
1.
has not, have not, or is not
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