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Southern colloquialism
def., ghost, apparition, lost soul
On his way back from Mobile my friend was killed on Bloody 98, and now he's just another restless haint.
by Big C August 15, 2003
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
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She was terrified of the haint that kept showing itself to her at midnight.
by CtotheK September 16, 2006
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Chiefly Southern U.S. var of haunt, originally, but the meaning has since morephed to mean more than a ghost. It can also mean a scary bitch or mean person, usually a woman.
I tried to kill her with kindness, but that haint is just full up with meanness.
by Kaptain Amerika November 02, 2004
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In western North Carolina, a haint is a ghost, a spook, but not the booger man.
It's so dark outside you can't see a haint. - from my aunt Ethel Wallace nee Lawing, born North Carolina ca. 1895
by Molehill man September 24, 2010
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noun,

1. A hateful bitch.

2. A truly heinous she-devil so brutal that anachronistic and unusual colloquial slang is called for.
That haint never leaves a tip and still has a George W. Bush sticker on the back of her pink Hummer.
by Memphis Jay February 20, 2008
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