wan't

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See also: want, Want, Wänt, and wa'n't

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Contraction[edit]

wan't

  1. (colloquial, dated) Eye dialect spelling of wasn't.
    • 1829, Melodist, and Mirthful Olio
      This lass, Nelly Long, she was dressish and dapper,
      And, though our Dick was a good looked lad,
      She snubb'd him, scop'd him, for she was a snapper,
      And told him quite plumpish—she wan't to be had: []

Etymology 2[edit]

Misspelt by confusion with words formed with the enclitic n't.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wan't

  1. Misspelling of want.

Etymology 3[edit]

Misspelt possibly by pronunciatory disanalogy with wonderwander — whose first syllables are pronounced, respectively, wŭn and wŏn — the latter being closer to the pronunciation of won't: wōnt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wan't

  1. Misspelling of won't.

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