beg-pardon

[ beg-pahr-dn ]
/ ˌbɛgˈpɑr dn /

noun Australia and New Zealand.

an expression of apology (used especially in the phrase with no beg-pardons).

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Origin of beg-pardon

First recorded in 1905–10
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