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or be·gor·ah, be·gor·rah

[bih-gawr-uh, -gor-uh, bee-]
interjection Irish English.
  1. (used as a euphemism for by God): It's a fine day, begorra.
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Origin of begorra

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for begorah


  1. an emphatic exclamation, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people
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Word Origin

C19: euphemistic alteration of by God!
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Word Origin and History for begorah


1839, antiquated Anglo-Irish form of expletive By God.

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