gwine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phonetic rendition of going, from Gullah.

Verb[edit]

gwine

  1. (nonstandard) present participle of go
    • 1851-1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin, chapter 21:
      (Chloe): Well, I want spectin nothin; only Sam, he's a gwine to de river with some colts, and he said I could go long with him; so I jes put my things together.

Usage notes[edit]

Used almost exclusively in the African-American community, dated.

Anagrams[edit]


Gullah[edit]

Verb[edit]

gwine

  1. present participle of go
  2. going to