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What does "ain't" mean? Can I use this phrase on the formal occasions?

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Rebecca

Good question! "Ain't" is a short term for "am not", "is not", "are not", "has not", or "have not". It's an informal word and mostly used in conversations. Ex: He ain't going to Disneyland. Ex: I ain't got my phone with me. Ex: She ain't my teacher.

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