➔ill-gotten gainsUS/UK DIFFERENCE US/UK DIFFERENCE In American English, gotten is the usual past participle of get• I'd gotten an A on the test. • It has gotten really warm. • I heard they had gotten divorced.gotten is not used as the past participle for got to meaning 'must'. Speakers of American English say had to rather than had got to• We had to be there on time.In British English, gotten is not used. The past participle of get in British English is got• I had got a letter from my sister in Australia.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.