Won't Won't A colloquial contraction of woll not. Will not. See {Will}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Often pronounced w[u^]nt in New England. [1913 Webster]

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  • won't — [[t]wo͟ʊnt[/t]] Won t is the usual spoken form of will not . The space shuttle Discovery won t lift off the launch pad until Sunday at the earliest …   English dictionary

  • won't — [wəunt US wount] the short form of will not …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • won't — [ wount ] short form the usual way of saying or writing will not. This is not often used in formal writing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • won't — contraction of will not, first recorded mid 15c. as wynnot, later wonnot (1580s) before the modern form emerged 1660s. See WILL (Cf. will) …   Etymology dictionary

  • won't — (will not) v. no, negative (used together with another verb to indicate the future tense) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • won't — the contracted form of will not, is the only survivor of several forms derived from woll (= will) not …   Modern English usage

  • won't — ► CONTRACTION ▪ will not …   English terms dictionary

  • won't — [wōnt] [contr. < ME wol not, will not] contraction will not …   English World dictionary

  • won't — /wohnt, wunt/ contraction of will not: He won t see you now. Usage. See contraction. * * * …   Universalium

  • won't — See wont, won t …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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