begone

[ bih-gawn, -gon ]
/ bɪˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn /

verb (used without object)

to go away; depart (usually used in the imperative).

Nearby words

  1. beginning of the end, the,
  2. beginning rhyme,
  3. beginning, in the,
  4. begird,
  5. begombed,
  6. begonia,
  7. begorra,
  8. begot,
  9. begotten,
  10. begrime

Origin of begone

1325–75; Middle English; see be (imperative), gone

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British Dictionary definitions for begone

begone

/ (bɪˈɡɒn) /

sentence substitute

go away!

Word Origin for begone

C14: from be (imperative) + gone

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Word Origin and History for begone

begone

v.

late 14c., contracted from be (imperative) + gone.

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