ˈha-dᵊnt How to pronounce hadn't (audio)
 dialectal also  ˈha-tᵊn(t),
 or  ˈhant
: had not

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Hadn't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hadn%27t. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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