knowed

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knowed

  1. (nonstandard) simple past tense and past participle of know
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House: Chapter XI
      Is made more imbecile by being constantly informed that Mrs. Green’s son “was a law-writer his-self and knowed him better than anybody,” which son of Mrs. Green’s appears, on inquiry, to be at the present time aboard a vessel bound for China, three months out, but considered accessible by telegraph on application to the Lords of the Admiralty.
    • 1884, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII
      I was pretty tired, and the first thing I knowed I was asleep.
    • 1962, Bob Dylan, "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right": Verse II
      And it ain't no use in a-turning on yer light babe: the light I never knowed.