from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past participle of buy.
- adj. Commercially made; purchased, as opposed to homemade: boughten bread.
- adj. Artificial; false. Used of teeth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having been purchased or bought (rather than homemade).
- v. Past participle of buy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Purchased; not obtained or produced at home.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A form of bought, weak past participle of buy, used adjectively, and assimilated to strong participial forms in -en: chiefly used in poetry, and colloquially in the United States in the sense of purchased, as opposed to home-made.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. purchased; not homemade
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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.
I have been told that many of them wear patent complexions, "boughten" bangs, and pad out scrawny forms until they appear voluptuous Junos, and thereby deceive and ensnare, bedazzle and beguile the unsuspecting sons of men.
A calf that has any ambition to distinguish himself will leave the maternal udder any time to chew one leg off a new pair of "boughten" pantaloons or absorb the flowing narrative of a "biled" shirt.
Two "boughten" rocking-chairs of painted wood confronted each other primly from opposite ends of the rug.
Half a dozen straight-back chairs, also "boughten," were disposed stiffly against the walls.
It was a large room, with a "boughten" ingrain carpet, stiff chairs, two great square ottomans, a big sofa, and some curious old paintings, besides a number of framed silhouettes of different members of the family.
One night, the gathering dissolved into great hilarity when we all decided to wear our newly "boughten" Kygryz felt hats en masse.
To the eyes of the town girls who passed about among the exhibits, she was poorly dressed; but if they could have seen the clothes she had worn on that evening when Jim Irwin first called at their cabin and failed to give a whoop from the big road, they could perhaps have understood the sense of wellbeing and happiness in Calista's soul at the feeling of her whole clean underclothes, her neat, if cheap, dress, and the "boughten" cloak she wore -- and any of them, even without knowledge of this, might have understood Calista's joy at the knowledge that Newton Bronson's eyes were on her from his station by the big pillar, no matter how many town girls filed by.