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boughten

[bawt-n] /ˈbɔt n/
adjective, Northern and North Midland U.S. Nonstandard.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; bought + -en3
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British Dictionary definitions for boughten

boughten

/ˈbɔːtən/
adjective
1.
a dialect word for bought (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for 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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