American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Nonstandard Variant of ain't.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A contraction of have not or has not. See ha'n't.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Colloq. or illiterate speech. A contraction of have not or has not.
“It hain't new, this takin' and payin 'of blows, and don't you never think but that this will be squared.”
“An 'best in your favor, you hain't got that streak of fat in your make-up which has sent many a husky man to the bosom of Abraham afore his right and proper time.”
“Five mile walk did me much good, but my hands apparently got colder than I realized and still hain't warmed up.”
“And hain't that a big enough majority in any town?”
“This stems from wondering if I could find a Pirates icon of the aforementioned scene (I haven't yet, no surprise) and then just going through lots of icons and ... ok, well, now I'm looking for Rogue icons, but I hain't found none yet.”
“I'll hain't you, boy, if you monkey 'round my widder when I'm gone.”
“He be bleezin-, if he find out and I hain't told him.”
“He say come fetch him quick, she want him-otherwise, I tell Miz Cameron she hain't to worry none, he take care every single thing.”
“I hain't gonna say it's a pleasure, Miss, 'cause it hain't-but I reckon if Doctor Maya 'as ye in tow, ye'll be comin' on pretty well.”
“That war yon barn an silo, an 'reckon they hain't took out fodder an' th 'like, nan?”
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