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shotten

[shot-n] /ˈʃɒt n/
adjective
1.
(of fish, especially herring) having recently ejected the spawn.
2.
Obsolete. (of a bone) dislocated.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English, past participle of shoot
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British Dictionary definitions for shotten

shotten

/ˈʃɒtən/
adjective
1.
(of fish, esp herring) having recently spawned
2.
(archaic) worthless or undesirable
Word Origin
C15: from obsolete past participle of shoot
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Word Origin and History for shotten
adj.

"having shot its spawn," and accordingly of inferior value, mid-15c., past participle adjective from shoot (v.). Originally of fish; applied to persons, with sense of "exhausted by sickness," from 1590s.

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