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verbSouthern, English Regional, United States Regional, Caribbean
1As present participle: going. In progressive constructions sometimes with zero auxiliary.
2With zero auxiliary (gwine to).
3With auxiliary be (be gwine to).
4With zero auxiliary (functioning as a simple modal auxiliary.
5With auxiliary be (be gwine).
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Brome (1620–1666), poet and lawyer. Representing a regional pronunciation of going, present participle of go.
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