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begorra

or be·gor·ah, be·gor·rah

[ bih-gawr-uh, -gor-uh, bee- ]
/ bɪˈgɔr ə, -ˈgɒr ə, bi- /
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interjection Irish English.
(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 begorra

begorra
/ (bɪˈɡɒrə) /

interjection
an emphatic exclamation, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people

Word Origin for begorra

C19: euphemistic alteration of by God!
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