[ bih-gawn, -gon ]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to go away; depart (usually used in the imperative).

Origin of begone

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

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

How to use begone in a sentence

  • Andrea stooped out toward the offender and bade him begone in an imperious voice.

    Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
  • Thus it was a very tattered and woe-begone traveller who was at last delivered at Amadia.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • The old woman frowned and, shaking her fist in the face of the poor forsaken girl, "begone, witch!"

  • A demoralized, woe-begone, wilted, helpless figure was before me in the hall.

    My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
  • begone, O faithful steed,” I said to the eye, and pressed the control in my palm at the same time.

    The Repairman | Harry Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for begone


/ (bɪˈɡɒn) /

sentence substitute
  1. go away!

Origin of begone

C14: from be (imperative) + gone

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