Meaning of “shan't” in the English Dictionary


"shan't" in English

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uk /ʃɑːnt/ us /ʃænt/

old-fashioned in US short form of shall not:

I shan't be able to come to your party.
"Pick those books up immediately." "Shan't (= I refuse to)!"

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