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Meaning of “ain't” in the English Dictionary

"ain't" in British English

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uk   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."

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  • 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 ​moneyright now.
  • That ​soundsawful - 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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 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)
Translations of “ain't”
in Spanish No (Humoroso)…
in Vietnamese không, rút gọn của ’am not’, ’is not’…
in Malaysian bukan…
in Thai ไม่…
in Indonesian enggak…
in Turkish am not, is not, are not…
in Russian сокращ. от am not, is not, are not…
in Polish nie (być)…
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