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begats

[ bih-gats ]
/ bɪˈgæts /
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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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How to use begats in a sentence

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

  • Every book has its literary parentage, and criticism reads like an Old Testament chapter of 'begats.'

    Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
  • 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
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