Definition of bedad in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈdad/


Used to express surprise or for emphasis.
Example sentences
  • They gave a shout of joy, but bedad, when they offered to get up they found themselves glued to their stone seats.
  • Well, he stood there and talked with her awhile in the rain, and he was a-getting so wet, and he says, ‘Well, bedad,’ he says, ‘I'm a-coming in!’
  • ‘But bedad afore he could put two words to that, there kem a blow in his face that knocked him flat, an’ a voice cried out in hollow tones, ‘Rise, Michael Donnel, and behold yer gran'fayther's shpirit!’


Early 18th century: alteration of by God; compare with begad and gad2.

Words that rhyme with bedad

ad, add, Allahabad, bad, Baghdad, begad, cad, Chad, clad, dad, egad, fad, forbade, gad, glad, grad, had, lad, mad, pad, plaid, rad, Riyadh, sad, scad, shad, Strad, tad, trad

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