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Definition of "boughten" [bought•en]

  • A past participle of buy. (verb)
  • Commercially made; purchased, as opposed to homemade: boughten bread. (adjective)
  • Artificial; false. Used of teeth. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boughten" in a sentence
  • "Those who have been lumbering may easily be known among the others, by sporting a flashy stock or waistcoat, and by being arrayed in "boughten" clothes, procured in town at a most expensive rate in lieu of their lumber."
  • "Everytime I sync songs to the card, I lose about a third of them when the media player imports them from the sd card … it is not an issue with licences for the music, it will load some "boughten" music and some "shared", but no pattern as to why it wont read all the songs synced to the memeory card … any ideas … anybody?"
  • "Way back when I was a lad, a woman would prefer to appear naked at such an occasion than to bring in "boughten" cookies."