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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How to use begorra in a sentence
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
I should say about the same distance that the land is from us, and begorrah that's the best information I can give yees.Adrift in the Wilds|Edward S. Ellis
Begorrah, that Portugee dont look like no angel, he said, and his wife looks like the ould Nick himsilf.The Ocean Wireless Boys on the Pacific|Wilbur Lawton
"Begorrah—but—there's more naad of me slaaping," muttered the Irishman, gradually recalling his senses.In the Pecos Country|Edward Sylvester Ellis (AKA Lieutenant R.H. Jayne)
The polaice tuk Micky to th' shtation house an' begorrah the Joodge sint him to th' Oisland fur noinety days.Witty Pieces by Witty People|Various
British Dictionary definitions for begorra
/ (bɪˈɡɒrə) /
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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