One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An exclamation of surprise traditionally attributed to the Irish.
- ‘When the question was repeated, he denied being English, and stated that he was an Irishman, of which ‘begorra ‘he is, but from Northern Ireland.’’
- ‘If it's a golf trip to Ireland, packages or tours you be lookin' for, sure and begorra you'll be findin' those Ireland golf vacations right here!’
- ‘Well begod and begorra, sure I'd love to buy that chap Tom Reeves a pint.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of by God.
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