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begorra

or begorah, begorrah

[bih-gawr-uh, -gor-uh, bee-] /bɪˈgɔr ə, -ˈgɒr ə, bi-/
interjection, Irish English.
1.
(used as a euphemism for by God):
It's a fine day, begorra.
Origin of begorra
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for begorah

begorra

/bɪˈɡɒrə/
interjection
1.
an emphatic exclamation, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people
Word Origin
C19: euphemistic alteration of by God!
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Word Origin and History for begorah

begorra

1839, antiquated Anglo-Irish form of expletive By God.

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