adjective Northern and North Midland U.S. Nonstandard.
Origin of boughten
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Historical Examples of boughten
My first 'boughten' jacket was an olive green broadcloth,—a remnant which was bought cheap because it was a remnant.Charles Carleton Coffin
William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
For the wee little girl make a nice rag doll; it will please her quite as well as a boughten one, and certainly last much longer.
Laddie and I have only got boughten bow-arrows, and the arrows don't fly very good.Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's
Laura Lee Hope
It was evidently a "boughten" gift, then; the last had been a water pitcher, much needed in the household.The Blossoming Rod
Mary Stewart Cutting
"I could of boughten some candies," complained Microby Dandeline.The Gold Girl
James B. Hendryx
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]