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  1. Contraction of it ain’t.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary
      ’Taint no need botherin her, then. You kin come around in the mawnin ...
      ’Taint no need of that,” Snopes said, take I’ll take you back to Memphis Sunday.

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  • For reasons that are unclear, it seems that in American popular culture, this contraction has come to be associated with Irish English.

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