not've

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

not +‎ -'ve

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

not've

  1. Contraction of not have.
    • 1998, David Weber, The War God's Own, ISBN 0671878735.
      I'd not've fallen in if you'd've told me it was there, Da. And I'd not've sunk if you'd've taught me how to swim.
    • 2005, George Singleton, Novel
      Mac McAdams might not've added all those "ayes," but he spoke in such a melodious dialect that "aye" kind of came out understood.