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don't

 (dōnt)
1. Contraction of do not.
2. Nonstandard Contraction of does not.
n.
A statement of what should not be done: a list of the dos and don'ts.

don't

(dəʊnt)
contraction of
do not

don't

(doʊnt)

v.
1. contraction of do not.
2. Nonstandard (except in some dialects). contraction of does not.
n.
3. don'ts, a list of practices to be avoided. Compare do 1 (def. 43).
usage: As a contraction for does not, don't first appeared in writing in the latter half of the 17th century and remained standard in both speech and writing through the 18th. During the 19th century, under pressure from those who preferred doesn't in that use, don'tgradually became less frequent in writing but remained common in speech. Widely considered nonstandard, it still occurs in the informal speech and the personal writing of many Americans, including the well educated, esp. in the Midland and Southern dialects.
Translations

don't

[dəʊnt]
A. = do not
B. N
see do 1 D2
C. CPD the don't knows NPLlos que no saben
References in classic literature ?
It ain't good for her, and the surgeon don't like it, and tried to persuade her not to and couldn't; and when he ORDERED her, she was that outraged and indignant, and was very severe on him, and accused him of insubordination, and said it didn't become him to give orders to an officer of her rank.
I don't wish you to tell things to everyone, of course, but to me you may, and you must, because I have a right to know.
But why don't you get a woman's hand and heart, Dr.
For God's sake, Sonya, don't tell anyone, don't torture me," Natasha entreated.
It's no use asking Button-Bright questions," said the shaggy man, who had been eating another apple; "but someone ought to take care of the poor little chap, don't you think?
The nigger looked scared and cleared out, and we all felt--well, I don't know how we felt, but it was awful, with the old man panting there, and his eyes set and looking like a person that was dying.
Yes, to tell the truth, I don't like Veslovsky's tone," said Darya Alexandrovna, anxious to change the subject.
Don't stop in the porch to talk to the other children.
There, there, now, don't begin that groaning again.
You're goin' to get your head beaten off if you don't make yourself scarce pretty lively.
I says to myself, I reckon a body that ups and tells the truth when he is in a tight place is taking considerable many resks, though I ain't had no experience, and can't say for certain; but it looks so to me, anyway; and yet here's a case where I'm blest if it don't look to me like the truth is better and actuly SAFER than a lie.
Some way I don't feel moved to speak of things that trouble me.