couldn't

contraction
\ ˈku̇-dᵊnt How to pronounce couldn't (audio) , -dᵊn, dialectal also ˈku̇-tᵊn(t) or ˈku̇nt \

Definition of couldn't

: could not

First Known Use of couldn't

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of couldn't was in 1646

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“Couldn't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/couldn%27t. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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couldn't

\ ˈku̇-dᵊnt How to pronounce couldn't (audio) \

Kids Definition of couldn't

: could not I couldn't unlock the door.

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