See also: gub'mint
- (nonstandard) Pronunciation spelling of , representing dialectal English.
- 1942, Ernestine Hill, Australian Frontier, page 98:
- "Good luck corroboree, make him big fat one, all same Gubmint fella," old Rosie, his "aunt by skin" told me earnestly.
- 2005, Jeff Hull, Pale Morning Done: A Novel, page 144:
- [H]e understood that his musings about onomatopoeia and sympathetic response gave the gubmint boys far too much credit.
- 2007, Monica Davis, Land, Legacy and Lynching: Building the Future in Black America, page 155:
- Seems like half the gubmint bureaucrats and snake oil politicians want to help us.
- Used to represent a regional pronunciation of government, as in fictional dialog.
- Used to imply a negative attitude toward government founded in ignorance, as in political discourse.