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[mawt] /mɔt/
South Midland and Southern U.S.
a simple past tense of may1 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You can't help him any now, and you mought git shot if you show yourself.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • "We mought light the fires now, afore we finish planting Matt," said Kit.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • It mought cos' mo', en it mought cos' less, ez fuh ez money is consarned.

    The Conjure Woman Charles W. Chesnutt
  • "You mought turn in and rest, then," replied Kit, as he left the block house.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • It mought have cost me my life if they'd cotched me, and I left.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • I've wondered sence if mebbe we'd got a town doctor he mought of lived.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • Well, it mought be nigh onto twelve o'clock, and you're not more'n two miles from Jimson's.

    A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed. William Chauncey Bartlett
  • Why, to speak de troof, massa, him not so berry well as mought be.

    The Short-story William Patterson Atkinson
  • Then he had himself proposed, "I mought quit the train, an' take my own resk acrost the plains."

    Overland John William De Forest
  • "He mought do that yit," said Amos Brierwood, with grim significance.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock

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