from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Damned.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of darn. See etymology 1 ("damn") and etymology 2 ("mend")
  • adj. A minced oath for damned
  • adv. Damned, extremely

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an intensifying expletive; a eupehmism for damned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expletives used informally as intensifiers


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "It's what you'd call a darned good offer," explained Armstrong:

    The Dominant Dollar

  • He went on to say he would be "darned" if US Bancorp were to become part of of the "collateral damage" from the government's "sloppy attempt at nationalizing the [banking] industry."

    US Bancorp Blasts TARP As Giant Bait And Switch On America - The Consumerist

  • It's kind of darned if you do and darned if you don't, though.

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2008

  • Remember when I darned "My So-Called Life" and put it on my 'darned' list.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • 'E came along' ere only the other day, 'e did, and' e says to me, 'e says,' darned 'f I can see why a station-master should beat a professional gardener at' is own game, '' e says, 'but you do.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • One was a new structure and the other two were old barns which had been "darned" here and there with new material, and their yawed sides were propped with joists.

    The Landloper

  • Martin could not help frowning for a moment, as if he were disposed to insinuate that the gentleman had unconsciously 'darned' himself.

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • And yet, over the years, I've come to regard contract negotiation stories, and the pursuit of them, as a Faustian Bargain, where I'm "darned" if I do and "darned" if I don't.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I say 'darned' because men don't need it as much as we sometimes do.

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  • So when I put "darned" into a post, and it didn't show up, I thought THAT word was in their stupid filter.

    Think Progress


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