wouldn't

contraction
\ ˈwu̇-dᵊnt How to pronounce wouldn't (audio) , -dᵊn, dialectal also ˈwu̇-tᵊn(t) or ˌwu̇nt \

Definition of wouldn't

: would not

First Known Use of wouldn't

1675, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About wouldn't

Time Traveler for wouldn't

Time Traveler

The first known use of wouldn't was in 1675

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near wouldn't

would like

wouldn't

wouldn't hurt a fly

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for wouldn't

Cite this Entry

“Wouldn't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wouldn%27t. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for wouldn't

wouldn't

\ ˈwu̇-dᵊnt How to pronounce wouldn't (audio) \

Kids Definition of wouldn't

: would not

More from Merriam-Webster on wouldn't

Nglish: Translation of wouldn't for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of wouldn't for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!