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begad

/bɪˈɡæd/
interjection
1.
(archaic, slang) an emphatic exclamation
Word Origin
C18: euphemistic alteration of by God!
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  • I pathrolled for tin minutes, an' begad, before 'twas over, I blushed.

    Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • begad, she gave it to him there,—a regular double-headed shot!

  • Your London girls would give many a guinea for a bouquet like that—natural flowers, begad!

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I've had thirty years of it, and, begad, I'd like to go back again.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • Just as much mine as if I jobbed it from Tilbury's, begad, for thirty pound a month.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Vanished like a witch, begad, while I was turning to ring the bell!

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • begad, the Twelfth has no better picture of the officer and the gentleman than this importation from the Foot.

    A Trooper Galahad Charles King
  • I've had thirty years of it and, begad, I'd like to go back again.

  • My boy's wife brings the horse, and begad Pen goes in and wins the plate.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • So it is; and, begad, I believe you're the only soul to remember it.

    Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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