needn't

contraction

: need not

Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of needn't was in 1778

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Cite this Entry

“Needn't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/needn%27t. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

needn't

: need not
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