be·​gone bi-ˈgȯn How to pronounce begone (audio)

intransitive verb

: to go away : depart
used especially in the imperative

Examples of begone in a Sentence

in his frustration the beleaguered actor cried out to the autograph seekers, “Begone and let me finish my meal in peace!”
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Word History


Middle English, from be gone (imperative)

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of begone was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Begone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


be·​gone bi-ˈgȯn How to pronounce begone (audio)
 also  -ˈgän
: to go away
used especially in the imperative mood
begone from my sight!

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