American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A minced oath, used imperatively, equivalent to darn as a euphemism for damn.
- adj. US Euphemism for goddamned.
- interj. US Euphemism for goddamn; an expression of anger or annoyance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Informal Damned; confounded; -- used as an expression of displeasure.
- adv. Informal Damned; darned; -- used as an informal intensifier.
- v. Informal Damn; -- used to express displeasure or annoyance.
- Alteration of Scots dagone, alteration of goddamn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Democrat energy solutions have basically been a lot like those newfangled curlicue light bulbs," she complained, calling the doggone things "too expensive.”
“Hopefully, Fey will lampoon all that "doggone" notecard reading on tomorrow's show.”
“I'm quite certain that you connect with the white, white, orange-slice bringin ', church-never-missin', "doggone" sayin ', soccerhockeyfootballmomn' moms and dads, and their moms and dads.”
“So for as friendly and as folksy and as "doggone" cute as Sarah Palin was in the debate tonight, she just reminded me why I don't want her as Vice President.”
“Schweitzer's discussion of coal liquefaction on Thursday just about charmed the pants off Beck, who was particularly struck by Schweitzer's "doggone" terminology and used it half-a-dozen times in the next 5 or 10 minutes.”
“And speaking of doggone, Brian Schweitzer dropped a "doggone" into a radio interview with national talk show host Glenn Beck last week.”
“And Garver used "doggone" when quoted after he screwed up his finance report.”
“Jim heard a low-breathed "doggone" and then she turned and saw him.”
“Palin was friendly and, somewhat disturbingly, flirtatious (with winks, etc) and folksy, sprinkling her answers with colloquialisms ( "doggone," "you betcha," etc).”
“It's cute to hear Sarah say words like 'doggone' and 'aint' but these do not portray an image for national leadership.”
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