English definition of “I beg your pardon.”
I beg your pardon. formal spoken
› used for saying 'sorry' when you have made a mistake or done something wrong: I beg your pardon - I thought you were speaking to me. › used to show that you strongly disagree or that you are angry about something that someone has said: I beg your pardon, young man - I don't want to hear you speak like that again!