from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern U.S. Variant of haunt.

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  • v. variation of haunt
  • n. Ghost.
  • tense variation of ain't


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  • To The Uninformed: A "haint" is a ghost or gobblin.

    An 18-Year Bear Hunt

  • "My name haint Bobby Ke-whack, nur nothin '," answered Bobby.

    Queer Stories for Boys and Girls

  • Yeah Buckstopper, that was the original definition I heard for "haint" as well.

    An 18-Year Bear Hunt

  • I really enjoy this series about a Mississippi Delta girl turned private detective who lives in her ancestral plantation home that is complete with its resident "haint" Jitty.

    PNJ - News

  • Corona, a sassy half-haint with a penchant for trouble, is a character in Petrol Queen who stole the show and begged to have her own novel.


  • Even in the half-haint community, The Temple of the Revenant Specter drew controversy.


  • I'm dubious of the "shimmering brighter" part as I've always wondered how many half-haint newborns she'd seen before me, and the "blessed event" was filtered through her new-mother's eyes.

    Corona -wip

  • Told from the POV of his new apprentice, Bary, a half-haint boy who recently achieved corporeality to learn the flimflam trade.

    SSF update

  • She's a half-haint and maintaining her vitamin B3 level is important so she doesn't slip off the mortal coil.

    Writing update

  • The character of Corona is probably the most interesting, a half-haint former prostitute trying to get by in a city that shuns her, who moves from one con job to another while keeping her niacin level up so she doesn't shuffle off the mortal coil.

    Petrol Queen…first draft finished!


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  • The definition is "variant of haunt" but the samples shown are variants of "ain't."

    June 11, 2009