an't definition

  • phrase:
    • , (archaic) shortening of amn’t, from am not
    • , (archaic) respelling of aren’t, from are not, in some non-rhotic dialects
    • , (archaic) variant of isn’t, from is not
    • , (archaic) shortening of amn’t, from am not
    • , (archaic) respelling of aren’t, from aren't, in a few non-rhotic dialects
    • , (archaic) variation of is not, from isn't
  • noun-possessive:
    • A contraction for are and am perhaps not; in addition employed for isn't; -- now usually written ain't.
    • A contraction for are and am maybe not; additionally used for is not; -- today often written ain't.
  • noun:
    • A colloquial contraction of are n't, are not, as well as am maybe not, in accordance with better permit also of isn't. In the 2nd pronunciation additionally written ain't or aint.
    • A dialectal reduced amount of ha'n't, a contraction of have-not and it has maybe not. Additionally written ain't, aint, like hain't, haint.
    • A colloquial contraction of an it, if it. See an, and.
    • A colloquial contraction of tend to be n't, aren't, and of am perhaps not, sufficient reason for better permit additionally of just isn't. Inside second pronunciation also written ain't or aint.
    • A dialectal reduced amount of ha'n't, a contraction of have not and it has maybe not. Additionally written ain't, aint, like hain't, haint.
    • A colloquial contraction of an it, if it. See an, and.

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  • Definition for "an't"
    • , (archaic) shortening of amn’t, from am not
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