beg-pardon

[beg-pahr-dn]

noun Australia and New Zealand.

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

Nearby words

  1. beg,
  2. beg off,
  3. beg the question,
  4. beg to differ,
  5. beg, borrow, or steal,
  6. beg.,
  7. begad,
  8. began,
  9. begar,
  10. begat

Origin of beg-pardon

First recorded in 1905–10

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