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danged

[dangd] /dæŋd/
adjective, adverb
1.
damned (used euphemistically).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75

dang

[dang] /dæŋ/
verb (used with object), adjective, noun
1.
damn (used euphemistically).
Origin
1780-90
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  • It's during this trip that everything goes so danged wrong.
British Dictionary definitions for danged

dang

/dæŋ/
interjection, adverb, adjective
1.
a euphemistic word for damn (sense 1), damn (sense 2), damn (sense 3), damn (sense 4)
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Word Origin and History for danged

dang

1793, euphemism for damn.

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Slang definitions & phrases for danged

danged

adjective

Wretched; accursed; damn: It can tell you almost anything, but the danged thing doesn't speak in English (1870s+)

Related Terms

i'll be damned


dang

adjective

(also danged) Wretched; nasty; accursed

adverb

Absolutely; extremely: You looked dang silly/ ''Purchase what the customer intends to buy?'' ''Dang right''

interjection

(also dang it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Dang, we missed the Welk show

[1840+; a euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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