boughten

[ bawt-n ]
/ ˈbɔt n /
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adjective Northern and North Midland U.S. Nonstandard.

Origin of boughten

First recorded in 1785–95; bought + -en3
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British Dictionary definitions for boughten

boughten

/ (ˈbɔːtən) /

adjective

a dialect word for bought (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for boughten

boughten


adj.

irregular past participle of buy; as an adjective from 1793, especially in colloquial U.S. usage, of clothing and other items, opposed to "made."

BOUGHTEN. Which is bought. This is a common word in the interior of New England and New York. It is applied to articles purchased from the shops, to distinguish them from similar articles of home manufacture. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
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