divint

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the Geordie dee(do) + not. Cognate with Scots divvent. Also dinna in parts of Scotland and the north-east of England.

Adverb[edit]

divint (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) do not, don't
    "Divint gang near the Seghill mine". Lyric from the Northumbrian folk song Blackleg Miner