begar

[ bey-gahr ]

nounIndian English.
  1. compulsory labor, as for the repair of bridges or roads.

Origin of begar

1
<Hindi bēgār<Persian

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How to use begar in a sentence

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

    The Merry Wives of Windsor | William Shakespeare
  • She has no knowlidg of the cake, whitch was so dryed up, a begar woold not touch it.