The Alternative English Dictionary: agin

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agin etymology From Scots agin, variant form of again. pronunciation
  • /ə.ˈɡɪn/
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adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (colloquial or now often, humorous) alternative form of again
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, "A Tale of Two Cities", in All the Year Round, vol. 1, p. 98:
      • At which juncture, he exclaimed, in a voice of dire exasperation : “Bust me, if she ain't at it agin !”
preposition: {{en-prep}}
  1. (colloquial or now often, humorous) alternative form of against
    • 1859, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol. 19, p. 278:
      • [The Court] said: "Young man, this ere Court is satisfied that there ain't nothin' in the laws of Vermont agin tippin' over a churn full of sap. [...] But I want ye should remember one thing—that this ere Court has made up his mind that it's a very naughty trick, and it's a shame that there's so many maple-trees in the State, and no law agin tippin' over sap."
anagrams:
  • Agni
  • gain
  • gina, Gina

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