Meaning of “wasn't” in the English Dictionary

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"wasn't" in British English

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uk /ˈwɒz.ənt/ us /ˈwɑː.zənt/

short form of was not:

It was you who told me that, wasn't it?

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  • I wasn't very happy.
  • The movie wasn't as good as people said it was.
  • There wasn't anything to worry about.
  • We discovered she wasn't really an actress.
  • I wasn't going to tell her.

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

"wasn’t" in American English

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us /ˈwʌz·ənt, ˈwɑz-/

contraction of was not:

I wasn’t hungry so I didn’t eat.

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