wasn't

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From was +‎ -n't

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwʌzənt/, [ˈwʌzn̩(t)], [ˈwʌdn̩(t)]
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Verb[edit]

wasn't

  1. was not (negative auxiliary[1])
    • 1899, Hughes Mearns, Antigonish:
      Yesterday, upon the stair / I met a man who wasn’t there / He wasn’t there again today / I wish, I wish he’d go away …

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum, Cliticization vs. Inflection: English n’t, Language 59 (3), 1983, pp. 502-513

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