[ bih-gats ]
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plural nounInformal.
  1. genealogical lists, especially those in the Old Testament.

Origin of begats

Noun plural use of begat

Words Nearby begats Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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