begats

[ bih-gats ]
/ bɪˈgæts /

plural noun Informal.

genealogical lists, especially those in the Old Testament.

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Origin of begats

noun plural use of begat
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Example sentences from the Web for begats

  • The cause, speculates the enthusiastic Hobson, is a matter of the “begats.”

  • I spose the Begats were very nice people, but Im sure they werent related to ustheyve all got such funny names.

    Carolyn of the Corners|Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Every book has its literary parentage, and criticism reads like an Old Testament chapter of 'begats.'

    Shandygaff|Christopher Morley