or be·gor·ah, be·gor·rah
[bih-gawr-uh, -gor-uh, bee-]
- (used as a euphemism for by God): It's a fine day, begorra.
Origin of begorra
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for begorra
Begorra, ye'll soon hear an Irish echo ax ye something else!
Begorra, you're wilcome to no more watermillons, ye'll find!
Whin we get the Bill every man can take a shpade, an' begorra!
But begorra, the pump leaks, an' I have to pump a quarther more than I should.
Whin we get the bill every man can take a shpade, an', begorra!
- an emphatic exclamation, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people
C19: euphemistic alteration of by God!
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Word Origin and History for begorra
1839, antiquated Anglo-Irish form of expletive By God.
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