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  • Boughten — Bought en, a. Purchased; not obtained or produced at home. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boughten — irregular pp. of BUY (Cf. buy); as an adjective from 1793, especially in colloquial U.S. usage, of clothing and other items, opposed to made …   Etymology dictionary

  • boughten — [bôt′ n] adj. Dial. bought at a store and not homemade …   English World dictionary

  • boughten — Something that was bought (ie, past tense of bought). That item was boughten for you to use now, or having boughten it, you don t have to buy it again …   Dictionary of american slang

  • boughten — adjective Etymology: bought + en (as in forgotten) Date: 1738 chiefly dialect bought < the only boughten carpet in the region H. W. Thompson > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boughten — adjective /ˈbɔːtən/ Characterized as having been purchased or bought versus handmade. Is that a boughten chair? …   Wiktionary

  • boughten — /bawt n/, adj. Northern and North Midland U.S. Nonstandard. store bought. [1785 95; BOUGHT + EN3] * * * …   Universalium

  • boughten — [ bɔ:t(ə)n] archaic past participle of buy. adjective dialect, chiefly N. Amer. bought rather than home made …   English new terms dictionary

  • boughten — bought•en [[t]ˈbɔt n[/t]] adj. chiefly dial. dial. sts store bought • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • boughten — adj. US or dial. bought at a shop, not home made. Etymology: var. of past part. of BUY …   Useful english dictionary

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