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blankety-blank

[blang-ki-tee-blangk] /ˈblæŋ kɪ tiˈblæŋk/
adjective, adverb, Informal.
1.
damned; darned (used to imply an omission of an unprintable or unspeakable word):
The blankety-blank motor stalled again.
Origin of blankety-blank
1885-1890
1885-90; after the practice of leaving blank spaces to represent profanity, as G-- d—- for God damn
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  • But Jack never even smiled: “Who would have thought that a blankety-blank goat would go for a fellow!”

  • Apparently he said: "How in the blankety-blank blazes do I know?"

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • He'd be saying, 'Take this'—and I'm the kind of blankety-blank fool that would take it!

  • "That's handin' it to them Huns, blankety-blank 'em," he said cheerfully.

    Our Army at the Front Heywood Broun
  • It thought it was its blankety-blank business to find out immediately if it liked him personally.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • I don't want no blankety-blank, pink-and-white complected nursery kid foolin' round my graveyard.

    The Sky Pilot Ralph Connor
  • If it wasn't for that blankety-blank pass, I could tell you what I think of your blinkety-blink old road.

    From Pillar to Post John Kendrick Bangs
  • It would be a blankety-blank if you had to live with him, for you are the kind of woman to torment such a man to death.

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • Did I, the tired Caesar, you blankety-blank, blankety-blank!

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
Slang definitions & phrases for blankety-blank

blankety-blank

adj,n,v

A generalized euphemism substituted for a taboo or vulgar term; bleep, bleeping: You blankety-blank idiot!/ Stick it up your blankety-blank (1880s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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