Definition of gwine in English:

gwine

verb

Southern, English Regional, United States Regional, Caribbean
rare
  • 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).

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Brome (1620–1666), poet and lawyer. Representing a regional pronunciation of going, present participle of go.

Pronunciation

gwine

/ɡwʌɪn/