or be·gor·ah, be·gor·rah
[bih-gawr-uh, -gor-uh, bee-]
- (used as a euphemism for by God): It's a fine day, begorra.
Origin of begorra
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for begorrah
Begorrah, but wasn't it lucky that we didn't have the blanket wrapped about us?The Hunters of the Ozark
Edward S. Ellis
Begorrah, if it wasn't for the bastely drill, I should forget that I was a soldier at all.Under Wellington's Command
G. A. Henty
Ay, faith,” said Mick coolly; “it wor aboord this virry ship, begorrah!Young Tom Bowling
"Begorrah, but it's ourselves that's the sickest," laughed Teddy, fully sensible of his sad condition.
Begorrah, yees can't blame us whin we tried to the bist of our indeavor to find it and wasn't able.
- an emphatic exclamation, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people
C19: euphemistic alteration of by God!
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Word Origin and History for begorrah
1839, antiquated Anglo-Irish form of expletive By God.
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