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[bih-gats] /bɪˈgæts/
plural noun, Informal.
genealogical lists, especially those in the Old Testament.
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noun plural use of begat Unabridged
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  • Every book has its literary parentage, and criticism reads like an Old Testament chapter of 'begats.'


    Christopher Morley
  • I spose the begats were very nice people, but Im sure they werent related to ustheyve all got such funny names.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott

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