Etymology
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sought

past tense and past participle of seek, from Old English sohte. Sought-after is from 1881 (sought-for in same sense is from c. 1600).

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Definitions of sought

sought (adj.)
being searched for;
the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum
Synonyms: sought-after
sought (adj.)
that is looked for;
the long sought relatives
From wordnet.princeton.edu