Can someone explain to me what n' is the abbreviation of. I have found someone using it like born n' bred. To me that would be stating a missing letter to shorten it down. But wouldn't it mean nd rather than the and I think they are trying to mean.

I want to know what n' is the abbreviation of.

I have never seen n' before and searching through the dictionary did not come back with any results. So I put my question to you. I know what 'n is the abbreviation of. But, as I said, I have never seen n'

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  • How is this a duplicate? That question asked is there any other examples. I want to know what the n' is the abbreviation of. – Sam May 7 '15 at 10:34
  • @RegDwigнt. First of all I did look in the dictionary. It was not there. As you can see from the answer below it was in the urban dictionary so is not actually a real word. Second I know what Born 'n bred means. But since this politcians website said Born n' bred I wanted to check to see if it had another meaning that I was not aware out. Your comment is completly pointless and just flat out rude – Sam May 7 '15 at 10:52
  • It is in the Cambridge dictionary. Nonstandard spelling of ’n’ as in Born 'n' bred – mplungjan May 7 '15 at 11:13
  • If you ask what the meaning of …n'… is, it's no wonder people are going to say it means "and". I love to see the politician's face tonight when he receives a comment about a missing apostrophe, as if he (or she) doesn't have better things to worry about. – Mari-Lou A May 7 '15 at 11:15
  • The link provided by RegDwight was perfect. The Wiktionary entry contains the "spelling" of n' and says: Nonstandard spelling of ’n’. So RegDwight's answer hidden in the link was helpful, and, accurate. – Mari-Lou A May 7 '15 at 11:53

'n or 'n' (ən):

  • (conj.) and:
    • Look 'n listen.

(The Free Dictionary)

nd is not a commonly accepted expression, The Urban Dictionary says;

  • Slang word for and. One of the many reasons I cannot successfully communicate with other teenagers through the internet, since they do not write in clear English.

    • nd he was like so cute
  • This does not answer my question. It just says it is a conjunction. But does ntot answer my question – Sam May 7 '15 at 10:36
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    Sorry , are you not asking for what 'n means? – user66974 May 7 '15 at 10:38
  • Not what 'n means but what n' means. As I have seen it as n' rather than 'n As I would guess that 'n means an but what would n' mean? If there is a difference – Sam May 7 '15 at 10:44
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    @Josh61 It did come to me that it could mean that. However before I am going to tell the guy about his website I wanted to make sure it didn't have a meaning I have never seen/heard of before. – Sam May 7 '15 at 10:59
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    Well he did technically help. His first answer showed that in the dictionary there is only 'n and 'n'. That helped confirm that I am not just useless at searching through a dictionary and couldn't see it myself. The comments did help me edit my question so it was more clear to what the answer should be. Which he did answer by saying that it is only in the Urban Dictionary – Sam May 7 '15 at 11:30

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