from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • , (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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A contraction for are and am not; also used for is not; -- now usually written ain't.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colloquial contraction of are n't, are not, and of am not, and with greater license also of is not. In the second pronunciation also written ain't or aint.
  • n. A dialectal reduction of ha'n't, a contraction of have not and has not. Also written ain't, aint, like hain't, haint.
  • n. A colloquial contraction of an it, if it. See an, and.


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