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.

Nearby words

  1. beginning, in the,
  2. begird,
  3. begombed,
  4. begone,
  5. begonia,
  6. begot,
  7. begotten,
  8. begrime,
  9. begrudge,
  10. begrudgery

Origin of begorra

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for begorrah

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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Word Origin and History for begorrah

begorra

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

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