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[wohnt, wuhnt] /woʊnt, wʌnt/
contraction of will not:
He won't see you now.
Can be confused
won't, wont.
Usage note Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for won't
  • But far more are likely to be frightened, which is why she probably won't.
  • We think he avoids coming up so that his in-laws won't put him to work on something.
  • Finally, the time has come to run the race, which won't be easy.
  • Regular fliers won't be surprised by the report's negative tone.
  • Know before you go: budget and safety tips that won't limit your park experience.
  • Perhaps they're initially targeting vehicles that won't require well-balanced tires.
  • There's no reason they won't have a video camera located in a buttonhole, maybe even a video projector.
  • Scientific expertise alone won't get you a research grant.
  • According to these measures, they won't be high enough for some time.
  • Genetic testing should provide the answers, but it won't be soon.
British Dictionary definitions for won't


will not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for won't

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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