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. 2014.

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