don't

See also: dont and dönt

English

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Etymology

From Template:sureffix.

Pronunciation

Contraction

don't

  1. (deprecated use of |lang= parameter) Contraction of do not, negative auxiliary.
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      “I don't know how you and the ‘head,’ as you call him, will get on, but I do know that if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. […]”
    • The Police, "Don't Stand So Close to Me", Zenyatta Mondatta, A&M Records:
      Don't Stand, Don't stand so, Don't stand so close to me.
  2. (nonstandard)
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    • 1971, Carol King, “So Far Away”, Tapestry, Ode Records:
      I sure hope the road don’t come to own me.
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      My girlfriend's jealous 'cause I talk about you twenty-four seven / But she don't know you like I know you, Slim, no one does / She don't know what it was like for people like us growing up / You gotta call me man, I'll be the biggest fan you'll ever lose
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      She don't like the flash, wanna keep us in the dark / She don't like the fame, baby when we're miles apart
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      The highway don't care
  3. (African American Vernacular English) Used before an emphatic negative subject.
    Don’t nobody care.

Translations

Interjection

don't

  1. Stop!, Don't touch that!

Noun

don't (plural don'ts)

  1. Something that must not be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).

Antonyms

Derived terms

See also