shoulda

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\ ˈshu̇-də How to pronounce shoulda (audio) \

Definition of shoulda

used for "should have" or "should've" in informal speech and in representations of such speech "They shoulda been here by now.""I shoulda quit while I was ahead."

First Known Use of shoulda

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoulda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoulda. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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