begad

begad

(bɪˈɡæd)
interj
archaic slang an emphatic exclamation
[C18: euphemistic alteration of by God!]
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An' then," continued Horse Egan, for the peppery Major's peculiarities of speech and manner were as well known as his tanned face; "'an' then, ye dissolute, half-baked, putty-faced scum o' Connemara, if I find a man so much as lookin' confused, begad, I'll coort-martial the whole company.
I've had thirty years of it, and, begad, I'd like to go back again.
Begad, though, I saw your handwriting the moment I'd got my nose inside
But don't let 'Hard Up' see you lad; He'd be 'Fed Up' already, begad, Perhaps full of veggies and hot air, If I get curry though, I'll not care