boughten definition

  • verb:
    • A past participle of buy.
    • Past participle of purchase
  • adjective:
    • Commercially made; purchased, as opposed to do-it-yourself: boughten bread.
    • Artificial; false. Used of teeth.
    • Having already been bought or bought (as opposed to homemade).
    • bought; perhaps not obtained or produced at home.
    • purchased; perhaps not do-it-yourself
  • others:
    • A form of bought, weak past participle of purchase, used adjectively, and assimilated to powerful participial forms in -en: chiefly utilized in poetry, and colloquially in the United States in the feeling of bought, in the place of home-made.

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