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cap'n

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Pronunciation: /ˈkapn
 
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Definition of cap'n in English:

noun

Informal contraction of captain, used in representing speech. I did it just like they taught us, Cap’n
More example sentences
  • Weigh anchor or I'll give you a taste of the cap'n's daughter.
  • You'll either be a cap'n's servant or 'prenticed to one of the craftsmen, but likely not an able seaman just yet.
  • If either of ye dogs dare inform the cap'n, ye shall be answerin' to me.

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