won't

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Contraction of will not.[1] Some suppose a contraction of woll not, but it does not have to be the case, as both the /w/ and /l/ of will could have caused labialization.

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won't

  1. will not; used to indicate a future non-occurring action.
    Sam won't be doing any work this afternoon.

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Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: beginning · unless · seeing · #630: won't · plain · rich · carry

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