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ain't

slang A word that can be used as a contraction for "is not," "am not," "are not," "have not," and "has not." I just ain't comfortable living in a big city like this. We ain't seen that movie yet.

ain’t 1

in. is not. (see also If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, If it ain’t broke, fix it till it is, That ain’t hay!, There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.) Saying “Ain’t ain’t in the dictionary” ain’t so.
References in classic literature ?
"Hain't ever wore it yet," she said, "en it's just lovely." Then she nodded her head in response to a pleasant idea, and added, "No, I ain't gwine to be fished out, wid everybody lookin' at me, in dis mis'able ole linsey-woolsey."
Marse Tommy ain't a bit puttier--not a single bit."
"I'm afraid you ain't fond of Miss Polly," he grinned.
Remember, I ain't making no remarks about your deal.
They ain't a soul'll get out the room except feet first."
I'd just as soon tell you who I am, though, if you'll swear to keep mum, for I ain't no Phillips, either."
"We'll keep mum, but there ain't any need to tell who you are if you ain't Jubiter Dunlap."
I ain't going to hurt you, and I ain't going to tell on you, nuther.
"Well,,he did act like he was drunk, but it ain't no matter now.
I know it perfectly well, Marse Tom, and I ain't saying it by guess."
Now, Marse Tom, it ain't anything to laugh at, and so - "
And always after this, you know, you ain't ever to love anybody but me, and you ain't ever to marry anybody but me, ever never and forever.
"No, I'll never love anybody but you, Tom, and I'll never marry anybody but you -- and you ain't to ever marry anybody but me, either."
"I guess I know what's right an' what ain't. It ain't what a guy says, but what he thinks.
"Good Lord!" he cried, "you ain't goin' t'-- not you, too."