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

  • interj. Used to express annoyance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To damn or curse
  • interj. A cry of anger or frustration

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete contracted form of dreadeth (dredeth), third person singular indicative present of dread.
  • An expletive expressive of mild indignation or annoyance, similar to plague on, plague take, bother: as, drat that child!


Short for God rot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An aphetism of od-rat (‘God rot’) as a minced oath. (Wiktionary)



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  • God rot it.

    February 14, 2007