: ought not

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oughtn't was in 1884

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“Oughtn't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oughtn%27t. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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