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  1. (dialectal) past participle of hear
    • 1857, S. H. Hammond, Wild Northern Scenes[1]:
      I've hearn it said that when a man has eaten a hearty dinner, and goes to sleep with the hot sun pourin' right down on him, he's apt to see and hear a good many strange things before he wakes up.
    • 1905, Charles Felton Pidgin, Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks[2]:
      "'Tis a trifle early, but I hearn tell that lyin' makes people hungry."
    • 1910, Grace MacGowan Cooke, The Power and the Glory[3]:
      Like enough he's hearn of that silver mine, and that's the reason he's after Johnnie."