Historical Examples

Southern Lights and Shadows Various
The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
Southern Lights and Shadows Various
The American Language Henry L. Mencken
A Son of the Middle Border Hamlin Garland
The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys A. Neely Hall
Port O’ Gold Louis John Stellman
Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton

a dialect word for bought (sense 2)

BOUGHTEN. Which is bought. This is a common word in the interior of New England and New York. It is applied to articles purchased from the shops, to distinguish them from similar articles of home manufacture. [Bartlett, “Dictionary of Americanisms,” 1848]


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