doesn't

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\ ˈdə-zᵊnt How to pronounce doesn't (audio) \

Definition of doesn't

: does not

First Known Use of doesn't

1739, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doesn't was in 1739

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“Doesn't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doesn%27t. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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\ ˈdə-zᵊnt How to pronounce doesn't (audio) \

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