shot·​ten ˈshä-tᵊn How to pronounce shotten (audio)
: having ejected the spawn and so of inferior food value
shotten herring

Word History


Middle English shotyn, from past participle of sheten to shoot

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shotten was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Shotten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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