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begar

[bey-gahr]
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noun Indian English.
  1. compulsory labor, as for the repair of bridges or roads.
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Origin of begar

< Hindi bēgār < Persian
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  • Begar excellent vel: and if you speake pour moy, I shall procure you de gesse of all de gentlemen mon patinces.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    William Shakespeare

  • Begar den I haue as mockuater as de Inglish Iack dog, knaue.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    William Shakespeare

  • Now ick sall revange; hay, begar, me sal tartar de whole generation!

  • Begar, you wait—plenty fire jess now—plenty knock and squeal; oh yes, sar.

    The Iron Pirate

    Max Pemberton

  • Begar, I shall have no girl to myself—all de girl in my house vill come after dis jolie garçon!

    Fontainbleau

    John O'Keeffe