beg orra


[bih-gawr-uh, -gor-uh, bee-]
interjection Irish English.
(used as a euphemism for by God ): It's a fine day, begorra.
Also, begorah, begorrah.

1830–40 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
begorra (bɪˈɡɒrə)
an emphatic exclamation, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people
[C19: euphemistic alteration of by God!]

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Word Origin & History

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