Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express annoyance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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!

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive and intransitive To damn or curse
  • interjection A cry of anger or frustration

Etymologies

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

[Short for God rot.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

An aphetism of od-rat (‘God rot’) as a minced oath.

Examples

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  • God rot it.

    February 14, 2007