mought

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mought

  1. (obsolete outside US dialects) Alternative form of might
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      "I'm a plain man; rum and bacon and eggs is what I want, and that head up there for to watch ships off. What you mought call me? You mought call me captain..."
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, page 46:
      Mought be a little in the barn. But dont let him hyear us, er he'll find hit and po hit out.’