boughten

Something that was bought (ie, past tense of bought).

That item was boughten for you to use now, or having boughten it, you don't have to buy it again.


Dictionary of american slang with examples. .

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  • Boughten — Bought en, a. Purchased; not obtained or produced at home. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boughten — irregular pp. of BUY (Cf. buy); as an adjective from 1793, especially in colloquial U.S. usage, of clothing and other items, opposed to made …   Etymology dictionary

  • boughten — [bôt′ n] adj. Dial. bought at a store and not homemade …   English World dictionary

  • boughten — adjective Etymology: bought + en (as in forgotten) Date: 1738 chiefly dialect bought < the only boughten carpet in the region H. W. Thompson > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boughten — adjective /ˈbɔːtən/ Characterized as having been purchased or bought versus handmade. Is that a boughten chair? …   Wiktionary

  • boughten — /bawt n/, adj. Northern and North Midland U.S. Nonstandard. store bought. [1785 95; BOUGHT + EN3] * * * …   Universalium

  • boughten — [ bɔ:t(ə)n] archaic past participle of buy. adjective dialect, chiefly N. Amer. bought rather than home made …   English new terms dictionary

  • boughten — bought·en …   English syllables

  • boughten — bought•en [[t]ˈbɔt n[/t]] adj. chiefly dial. dial. sts store bought • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • boughten — adj. US or dial. bought at a shop, not home made. Etymology: var. of past part. of BUY …   Useful english dictionary

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