can't

contraction
\ ˈkant How to pronounce can't (audio) , ˈkänt How to pronounce can't (audio) , especially Southern ˈkānt \

Definition of can't

: can not

First Known Use of can't

1597, in the meaning defined above

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can't

can't begin to tell you

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“Can't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can%27t. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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can't

\ ˈkant How to pronounce can't (audio) , ˈkänt, ˈkānt \

Kids Definition of can't

: can not I can't see in the dark.

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