verb (used with object) Scot.
- ownership; possession.
- property; a possession.
- auger bit,
- auger effect,
- auger shower,
Origin of aught3
Origin of aught4
Examples from the Web for aughter
W'en I wuz erbout fifty years ole, de notion got inter my head dat I aughter preach.Up Terrapin River|Opie P. Read
I begged, because she aughter know that is a sore point with me and not intention, and she had me on the raw.Believe You Me!|Nina Wilcox Putnam
Yu'd aughter be ashamed tu send a man egs that wa, anny how.The History of The Hen Fever|George P. Burnham
ought used with a negative or in conditional or interrogative sentences or clauses
Word Origin for aught
"something," Old English awiht "aught, anything, something," literally "e'er a whit," from Proto-Germanic *aiwi "ever" (from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity;" see eon) + *wihti "thing, anything whatever" (see wight). In Shakespeare, Milton and Pope, aught and ought occur indiscriminately.