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warn't

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warn't

  1. (nonstandard) Eye dialect spelling of wasn't.
    • 1885, Mark Twain, chapter 19, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
      We tried to comfort him, but he said it warn't much use, he couldn't be much comforted.
    • 1860, Charles John Huffam Dickens, chapter 4, Great Expectations:
      Perhaps if I warn't a blacksmith's wife, and (what's the same thing) a slave with her apron never off I should have been to hear the Carols.
  2. (nonstandard) Eye dialect spelling of weren't.