iffen


iffen
/if"euhn/, conj. Dial.
if.
[1930-35; IF + -en, of uncert. orig., perh. AN2 (hence a var. of archaic an if) or in' (see -ING2), extracted from conjunctional uses of considering, excepting, etc.; cf. GIN5]

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