noun Indian English.

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

Origin of begar

< Hindi bēgār < Persian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for begar

Historical Examples of begar

  • 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!


    John O'Keeffe