interjection Etymology: euphemism for by God Date: 1715 Irish — used as a mild usually jocular oath

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  • begorra — 1839, antiquated Anglo Irish form of expletive By God …   Etymology dictionary

  • begorra — /bi gawr euh, gor euh, bee /, interj. Irish Eng. (used as a euphemism for by God): It s a fine day, begorra. Also, begorah, begorrah. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • begorra — be•gor•ra [[t]bɪˈgɔr ə, ˈgɒr ə, bi [/t]] interj. Irish Eng. brit. (used as a euphemism for by God): It s a fine day, begorra[/ex] • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • begorra — interjection A mild minced oath; a euphemism for by God …   Wiktionary

  • begorra — interj. by God!, exclamation of surprise (mainly used by the Irish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • begorra — [bɪ gɒrə] exclamation an exclamation of surprise traditionally attributed to the Irish. Origin C19: alt. of by God …   English new terms dictionary

  • begorra — be·gor·ra …   English syllables

  • begorra — int. Ir. by God! Etymology: corrupt …   Useful english dictionary

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