verbal phrase, 1902, representing casual (American) pronunciation of should have.
Yeah," Aaron said, "I shoulda gone to Vegas and put it all on red.
I woulda, coulda, shoulda watched the New Orleans Saints pound the Detroit Lions.
“You shoulda said,” he said, then turned back to the tour guide.
You shoulda been here the night Pringle had them marching in formation.
We shoulda kept you hawg-tied, 'stead o' lettin' you go free!
There wasn't much you coulda tipped 'em off to, but you shoulda stalled 'em along.
We shoulda been part of the first gang ever to land on the Moon!
That shoulda tipped me off—shoulda give me a freemonition that the party was gonna get rough.
A'course I shoulda wised you up earlier about Dunham but I thought you were on.
“shoulda taken pills,” he said through the haze that was beginning to fold over him again.