oughta etymology

English word oughta comes from English to

Detailed word origin of oughta

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to English (eng) A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.. As above, with the verb implied. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.. (arithmetic) Used to indicate ratios; in informal use the ratios are not reduced to smallest terms.. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.. (obsolete, ) [...]
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Words with the same origin as oughta

Descendants of to
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