Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An Irish minced oath, a corruption of be gad, for by God!
- interj. dated by God
- From by dad, euphemistic form of by God (Wiktionary)
“He would drive me to Galway or to Newport, "bedad," but "divil”
“And bedad who was there looking brown as a berry in a nice blue summer dress but TV presenter and former Boddington's girl Melanie Sykes.”
“Kitchen of his resemblance to King Lear in the plee — of his having a thankless choild, bedad — of his being a pore worn-out lonely old man, dthriven to dthrinking by ingratitude, and seeking to dthrown his sorrows in punch.”
“Faith, I will not promise to write to you every week; but I will write every night, and when it is full I will send it; that will be once in ten days, and that will be often enough: and if you begin to take up the way of writing to Presto, only because it is Tuesday, a Monday bedad it will grow a task; but write when you have a mind. —”
“And bedad to let fly from their sterns in the eye of the fellow who tugged at the undermost oar,”
“They are both out of commission, bedad," he said, after a minute's inspection.”
“Du fwhat we cud, we cud not make some av th 'silly fules kape back clear av th' danger-zone -- wimmin an 'all, bedad!”
“Faith, sor," he said at length, "it moost 'a bin tryin 'to say if I could say any thin' good turn up afore I jined the sarvice, sure; whin me fayther wor a blissid Oitalian organ-grinder an 'none of us had nothin' to ate, bedad!”
“Your honour won't know me, bedad, in a wake's toime if I ownly git enough praties an 'mate!”
“Begorrah, ye're starin 'at me, sure, ez if I wor a ghost or a banshee, bedad!”
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