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I ain't worried 'bout nothin'

I want to know the meaning of this line. I found it in a song named fifth harmony.

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    Possible duplicate of Are double negatives proper English eg "I don't know nothing"
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Jun 22, 2019 at 9:31
  • "I ain't worried 'bout nothin'" has a meaning that has nothing to do with typical "double-negative". "You are worried 'bout nothin" means "You are worried, but there is nothing to worry about". "I ain't worried 'bout nothin'" can very well mean "I'm worried, and I have a good reason to be worried", totally different from the "double-negative" meaning "I don't worry about anything".
    – gnasher729
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 22:51

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It is a common contraction and "corruption" of English. Actually one of a sociolect as pointed out. Ain't is the same as am not or aren't. and as the comment correctly points out 'bout is a contraction of about. It is not far from accurate in its usage since nuthin' here, a contraction of nothing, is used to mean anything. Such double negatives are usually a product of a smaller vocabulary or at least a more casual use of words.

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  • corruption of English is a misnomer here. There are many sociolects, and this is one of 'em.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jun 22, 2019 at 15:57

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