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[mawt] /mɔt/
South Midland and Southern U.S.
a simple past tense of may1 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I reckon I mought ax you fer to take it to her, ef so be you could find her.

  • "He mought do that yit," said Amos Brierwood, with grim significance.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • "I—I rather thought you mought be wanting something," he said in words.

  • "We mought light the fires now, afore we finish planting Matt," said Kit.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • "You mought turn in and rest, then," replied Kit, as he left the block house.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • It mought have cost me my life if they'd cotched me, and I left.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • I've wondered sence if mebbe we'd got a town doctor he mought of lived.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • Why, to speak de troof, massa, him not so berry well as mought be.

    The Short-story William Patterson Atkinson
  • "Theer's honest men as mought ha' loved her," said Joan, inwardly.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • If yer had a pass from him, you mought as well not have it as have it.

    The Young Lieutenant

    Oliver Optic

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