- simple past tense and past participle of catch.
Examples from the Web for uncaught
After all of the uncaught players have crossed to one side, they try in the same way to return to their first goal.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium
Jessie H. Bancroft
"Bobs doesn't think that Skeels is Clayte, caught or uncaught," Worth said briefly and went on eating his dinner.The Million-Dollar Suitcase
It took the menfolks a long time to git her uncaught and out of that predicament in the window.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
Work Projects Administration
He worshiped what he called thoughts, would rave about a thought in the abstract, apostrophize an uncaught idea.Home Again
Then he stooped down and, after feeling about in the mud near his uncaught foot, he picked up a short bar of iron.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish
- the past tense and past participle of catch
Word Origin and History for uncaught
past tense and past participle of catch (v.), attested from 14c., predominant after c.1800, replacing earlier catched. A rare instance of English strong verb with a French origin. This might have been by influence of Middle English lacchen (see latch (v.)), which also then meant "to catch" and was a synonym of catch (as their noun forms remain), and which then had past tense forms lahte, lauhte, laught. The influence happened before latch switched to its modern weak conjugation.