hain't


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hain't

 (hānt)
Nonstandard
Variant of ain't.

hain't

(heɪnt)
contraction of
(Phonetics & Phonology) has not, have not, or is not
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References in classic literature ?
Here's Huck Finn, he hain't got no family; what you going to do 'bout him?
He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but he hain't been seen in these parts for a year or more.
She makes me get up just at the same time every morning; she makes me wash, they comb me all to thunder; she won't let me sleep in the woodshed; I got to wear them blamed clothes that just smothers me, Tom; they don't seem to any air git through 'em, somehow; and they're so rotten nice that I can't set down, nor lay down, nor roll around anywher's; I hain't slid on a cellar-door for -- well, it 'pears to be years; I got to go to church and sweat and sweat -- I hate them ornery sermons
I got to ask to go a-fishing; I got to ask to go in a-swimming -- dern'd if I hain't got to ask to do everything.
Just exactly like Jubiter--so they say; used to was, anyway, but he hain't been seen for seven years.
And the neighbors talk about it, and lay all the blame on your uncle, of course, because he's a preacher and hain't got any business to quarrel.
I'm goin' ter live somewheres else--but I hain't found the place, yet.
You see I hain't no other place ter stay; and--and I didn't leave till this mornin'.
Oh, I's middlin'; hain't got noth'n' to complain of, I's gwine to come a-court'n you bimeby, Roxy.
There's a hundred hogshead o' salt in the bins; an' we hain't more'n covered our dunnage to now.
It hain't Just carbines suffering from overfunction.
En I hain't ever had no dream b'fo' dat's tired me like dis one" (104).