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.
"My name haint Bobby Ke-whack, nur nothin '," answered Bobby.
Yeah Buckstopper, that was the original definition I heard for "haint" as well.
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.
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.
Told from the POV of his new apprentice, Bary, a half-haint boy who recently achieved corporeality to learn the flimflam trade.
She's a half-haint and maintaining her vitamin B3 level is important so she doesn't slip off the mortal coil.
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.