[bih-gawn, -gon]

verb (used without object)

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

Origin of begone

1325–75; Middle English; see be (imperative), gone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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sentence substitute

go away!

Word Origin for begone

C14: from be (imperative) + gone
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Word Origin and History for begone

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

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