forfoughen

adjective for·fough·en \fərˈfōḵən, -äḵ-, -ȯḵ-\\-ḵtən\
variants: or

forfouchen

\fərˈfōḵən, -äḵ-, -ȯḵ-\ or

forfoughten

\-ḵtən\

Definition of forfoughen

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  worn out and depressed :  exhausted

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Origin and Etymology of forfoughen

Middle English forfoughten, from for- + foughten, past participle of fighten to fight — more at fight


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