oughtn't've

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Etymology[edit]

oughtn't +‎ 've

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oughtn't've

  1. (UK, colloquial or dialectal) ought not to have
    • 2000, Richard Wright, The long dream
      "Hell, mebbe we oughtn't've done that." Tony was regretful.