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ain't

(1) "is not", "am not", "are not". Example: "I ain't the guy you're looking for". (2)to indicate disagreement

Submitted October 15th, 2002 by: Anonymous

Usage Examples

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog. Cryin' all the time. Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and You ain't no friend of mine.
From the Song Hounddog by Elvis Presley  

Comments

Improper English, most avoid using it. Unless your a "redneck", or a "hick". (Country person) Comment by: Girl   
Yeah, right. As long as you don't say this when you're being graded on your oratory, you should be fine. (Besides, anyone who says "hick" or "redneck" is degrading themselves more than they're degrading then they're intending to degrade the person they're calling that. XP) Comment by: Allieyy    Rated:5/5
ain't yall kno who use this. i ain't no redneck or a "hick" black ppl say this 2. gt yo shyt straight beezy Comment by: Denahli   
dood ur trying to hard to act black Comment by: MENACE    Rated:3/5
ain't is in the dictionary peaple Comment by: cat    Rated:3/5
"ain't" ain't a word Comment by: papillon   
Ain't is still frowned upon, by most English teachers, but it is in the English dictionary. It's moving away from being slang. Comment by: Due   
If you are learning English, please do not use this word. Many people will look down on you for using it. It is considered improper. Comment by: Amira   
Aint is fairly common and accepted venacular. Even amongst educated people. Comment by: Wiki-=   
Ain't ain't a word so I ain't gonna use it. Comment by: Moomoo    Rated:3/5
Ain't is a word, and it's used everywhere in the U.S. Comment by: Lucy    Rated:4/5
It's a slang site, so if you are reading this and telling people that its not proper, then let me say it once again THIS IS A SLANG SITE Comment by: un4gvn   
it ain't improper you dumb ass it's in the dictionary Comment by: southerner   
This term is usually only used in the South and down here it's 'proper grammar' unless it's a professional speech, then you need to clean your Southern American up and refrain form saying "ain't" or "y'all". Just because we have an accent doesn't make us all hicks and rednecks. Comment by: Some one who actually lives in the South    Rated:5/5
"Ain't" is the proper contraction for "am not"; it is correctly used only when preceded by the first person singular, i.e., "I ain't". When contractions first came into use by the upper classes in England, and "ain't" was the one that was picked up and used by house servants and other lower class people as the predominant "general-purpose" contraction, it acquired a declasse association; its use was thereafter viewed with a jaundiced eye, and shunned by the very ones who had created it. Comment by: Valvicus   
"Ain't" is the proper contraction for "am not"; it is correctly used only when preceded by the first person singular, i.e., "I ain't". When contractions first came into use by the upper classes in England, and "ain't" was the one that was picked up and used by house servants and other lower class people as the predominant "general-purpose" contraction, it acquired a declasse association; its use was thereafter viewed with a jaundiced eye, and shunned by the very ones who had created it. Comment by: Valvicus   

 
 

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