bought·​en ˈbȯ-tᵊn How to pronounce boughten (audio)
chiefly dialectal
: bought
the only boughten carpet in the regionH. W. Thompson

Word History


bought + -en (as in forgotten)

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boughten was in 1738

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Cite this Entry

“Boughten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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