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yain't

noun; blending
Refers to a person besides oneself as not being able to complete an action (ex. Yain’t going to the game). Blend of “you” and “ain’t.” “Ain’t” itself is a common blend that for many years has served as an informal way of saying “are not” or similar contractions.
 
This term not only includes one blend but two. In a common trend in English speaking countries, blends of one or more words are starting to develop. Words such as “whomst’d’ve” and “mustn’t’ve” are other examples of common nouns and verbs blending together to create a singular verb. Words that have been around in this English language are especially adaptable to these new blends, as they may be understood by partial sounds and context clues.
Etymology : “You” (Old English) + “Are” (Old English) + “Not” (Old English)
Source : Tiktok video, “Yain’t gotta worry about dying, it’s going to happen at some point” (August 2020).
Last modified: 16 November 2020


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