American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To mend (a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.
- v. To repair a hole, as in a garment, by weaving thread or yarn across it.
- n. A hole repaired by weaving thread or yarn across it: a sock full of darns.
- interj. Used to express dissatisfaction or annoyance.
- adv. Damn.
- v. To damn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mend by filling in a rent or hole with yarn or thread (usually like that of the fabric) by means of a needle; repair by interweaving with yarn or thread.
- n. A darned patch.
- To damn (when used as a colloquial oath): commonly used as an exclamation.
- Same as dern.
- adj. euphemistic Damn.
- adv. degree, euphemistic Damned.
- interj. euphemistic Damn.
- v. transitive Euphemism of damn.
- v. transitive, sewing To repair by stitching with thread or yarn, particularly by using a needle to construct a weave across a damaged area of fabric.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or thread.
- n. A place mended by darning.
- v. A colloquial euphemism for damn.
- v. repair by sewing
- n. something of little value
- n. sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
- From Middle English dernen ("to keep secret, hide, conceal (a hole)"), from Old English diernan ("to hide, conceal"), from dierne ("secret"), from Proto-Germanic *darnijaz (“secret”). More at dern. (Wiktionary)
- French dialectal darner, perhaps from Norman French darne, piece, from Breton darn.Alteration of damn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Maybe I'm being near-sighted here, but I can't name a darn mystery author, one who solely writes mysteries, who'd pull in those numbers to a live gig.”
“Keep this compulsory redistribution of wealth up from those who make it to those who'd like it, and they orta just call the darn things”
“Come on now, "gotcha" and "darn" - these are the words we want to hear from a VP?”
“_'a la Labrador_ (alias darn goods), followed by black coffee.”
“I can tell you growing up my Grama didn't have a problem with us kids saying "darn" but she hit the roof if you said "damn" or "shut up" for that matter.”
“` ` We sort of got frustrated a little bit and said 'darn' and got two techs, '' Paul said.”
“And not all players actually say "darn" or "gosh" when they strike out with the bases loaded.”
“I have never heard a VP or Presidential nominee use the words "darn" or "heck" in a debate.”
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