Definition of Boughten

1. Adjective. Purchased; not homemade. "A store-bought dress"

Exact synonyms: Store-bought
Similar to: Factory-made



Definition of Boughten

1. a. Purchased; not obtained or produced at home.

Definition of Boughten

1. Adjective. (archaic or regional chiefly US) Characterized as having been purchased or bought versus handmade. ¹

2. Verb. (archaic or regional chiefly US) (past participle of buy) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boughten

1. purchased [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boughten

bouged
bouges
bouget
bougets
bough
boughed
boughless
boughpot
boughpots
boughs
bought
bought off
bought the farm
bought time
bought up
boughten (current term)
boughts
boughty
bougie
bougie a boule
bougienage
bougies
bouging
bouillabaisse
bouillabaisses
bouilli
bouillion
bouillis
bouillon
bouillon cube

Literary usage of Boughten

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1882)
"Bough-house, n. house opened at fair-time only, for the sale of liquor. (Pershore.) Suppressed 1863. boughten, adj. ready-made. ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"boughten. Used (1793, 1805) by Coleridge and Southey: NED 1825 The sight of the white " boughten " stockings provoked [him].—John Neal, ' Brother Jonathan,' ..."

3. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"boughten. Which is bought. This is a common word in the interior of New England and New ... West India sugar or coffee is then called boughten sugar, &c. ..."

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