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From was + -n't
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈwʌzənt/, [ˈwʌzn̩(t)], [ˈwʌdn̩(t)]
- Contraction of was not.
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 …