verbal phrase, 1902, representing casual (American) pronunciation of should have.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • You shoulda been here the night Pringle had them marching in formation.

    The Kenzie Report

    Mark Clifton

  • “You shoulda said,” he said, then turned back to the tour guide.


    Cory Doctorow

  • We shoulda kept you hawg-tied, 'stead o' lettin' you go free!

  • We shoulda been part of the first gang ever to land on the Moon!

    Space Tug

    Murray Leinster

  • There wasn't much you coulda tipped 'em off to, but you shoulda stalled 'em along.

    Winner Take All

    Larry Evans