ˈwu̇-dᵊnt How to pronounce wouldn't (audio)
 dialectal also  ˈwu̇-tᵊn(t),
 or  ˌwu̇nt
: would not

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Wouldn't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wouldn%27t. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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