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  • abbr. Abbreviation of isn't it.
  • abbr. Used as a replacement for any negative tag question, irrespective of person, number, and verb.


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  • Innit!

    August 21, 2010

  • She hates sushi, innit?

    August 21, 2010

  • Great explanation from qroqqa, although I'm struggling to imagine the sentence "she likes sushi, innit?" ever taking wing in the England with which I'm familiar - which I suppose means I'm a snob.

    August 21, 2010

  • May not be exclusively British. I first heard this phrase on the film adaptation of Sherman Alexie's "Smoke Signals"

    September 19, 2009

  • The key thing about 'innit' is that it's invariant, like French n'est-ce pas, German nicht wahr, Italian non è vero, Turkish değil mi. In contemporary southern English English it is replacing the insanely complicated standard English construction:

    I couldn't find my toothbrush, could I? / innit?
    You have got a passport, haven't you? / innit?
    We found it yesterday, didn't we? / innit?
    She likes sushi, doesn't she? / innit?
    They'll come tomorrow, won't they? / innit?

    April 12, 2009

  • 'Isn't It'. A phrase typically added at the end of a sentence, usually to confirm the agreement of the listener with one's statement. "You're up for another pint, innit?"

    January 15, 2008