- (dialectal, archaic) has not
- (dialectal, archaic) have not
- 1884: Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VIII
- “Doan’ hurt me — don’t! I hain’t ever done no harm to a ghos’. I alwuz liked dead people, en done all I could for ’em. You go en git in de river agin, whah you b’longs, en doan’ do nuffn to Ole Jim, ’at ’uz awluz yo’ fren’.”
- (dialectal) ain’t
Hain’t originally derived from han’t, and meant has not and have not. In certain h-adding modern dialects, hain’t is synonymous with, and a replacement for, ain’t in all its uses.
Last modified on 5 June 2013, at 22:02