used to express surprise or add emphasis: usage attributed to the Irish: faith and begorra!
Origin of begorraaltered from by God
Used as a mild oath.
Origin of begorraAlteration of by God
- (dated, Ireland, now literary) A mild minced oath; a euphemism for “by God".
- Begorra (begorrah) is used stereotypically to mark dialog as being Irish.
Alteration of by God