Meaning of “ain't” in the English Dictionary

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"ain't" in British English

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ain't

uk /eɪnt/ us /eɪnt/ not standard

short form of am not, is not, are not, has not, or have not:

He ain't going.
"Can I have a cigarette?" "I ain't got none left."

More examples

  • As my old ma used to say, you can't spend what you ain't got.
  • So he's a bit of an idiot, but he's still my bruv, ain't he?
  • I ain't done nothing wrong.
  • Lend me a fiver - I ain't got no money right now.
  • That sounds awful - Sinatra he ain't!

(Definition of “ain't” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ain’t" in American English

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ain’t

us /eɪnt/

contraction of am not, is not, are not, has not, or have not:

"Is Terry here?" "No, he ain’t coming in today."
Note: This word is not considered to be correct English by many people.

(Definition of “ain’t” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)