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[heynt] /heɪnt/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


has not, have not, or is not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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