: are not
They aren't here yet.
: am not
used in questions
I'm right, aren't I?

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aren't was in 1675

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Cite this Entry

“Aren't.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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