Meaning of “hadn't” in the English Dictionary


"hadn't" in English

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uk /ˈhæd.ənt/ us /ˈhæd.ənt/

short form of had not:

If you hadn't told him he would never have known.

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

"hadn’t" in American English

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us /ˈhæd·ənt/

contraction of had not:

I hadn’t seen Patty since we were in high school.

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