an't

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English[edit]

Contraction[edit]

an’t

  1. (dialect, archaic) shortening of amn’t, from am not
  2. (dialect, archaic) respelling of aren’t, from are not, in some non-rhotic dialects
  3. (dialect, archaic) variant of isn’t, from is not

Usage notes[edit]

In modern English, an't has been supplanted by aren't in the phrase “aren’t I?”, though in substandard usage it continues with a vowel change as ain't.

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