Definitions starting with T

ID #5022

thoughten, thoughtin'

/tóhtin/ [cf. OED thoughten thinking (obs. rare; irregular past participle of think: 1608 "For me be you thoughten that I came with no ill intent"); the -en has been reanalyzed as a progressive -ing on a hypercorrected stem, thought think; cf. also THINK TO intend] v. intending, thinking: 1918 He fire de blow t'oughtin ter kill de tailor (Parsons 134). 1966 They thoughten to cook (Crowley 119). If you keep thoughtin' and thoughtin', you ga soon burst (Nassau)

Tags: hypercorrection, verb

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Last update: 2011-09-04 05:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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