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 (negative auxiliary[2]); used to indicate a future non-occurring action.
    Sam won't be doing any work this afternoon.

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  1. ^ http://www.dictionary.com/browse/won-t
  2. ^ Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum, Cliticization vs. Inflection: English n’t, Language 59 (3), 1983, pp. 502-513

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