If elected, his first goal for immigration would be to “build that darn fence.”
And when would he come up with that darn guestlist for his wedding to his fiancée Rita?
But is the “force” strong enough for her to stand up to that darn media that keeps “ making things up?”
For the dad, the film reinforced the notion that people need not really care a darn about most others.
This commercial is darn creative—and raises some interesting questions about human flexibility.
Very slowly and unwillingly Eyebright sat down to darn her frock.
"darn it all, I like to be friendly with my friends," he bluntly persisted.
darn it, when I see a woman in trouble, I feel like selling the skin off my back.
“You can put up your darn gun, inspector,” came the startling response.
She hed 'long with her another performer, a darn good-looker, too, as near as I could make out in the dark.
"to mend" c.1600, perhaps from Middle French darner "mend," from darne "piece," from Breton darn "piece, fragment, part." Alternative etymology is from obsolete dern (see dern). Related: Darned; darning.
tame curse word, 1781, American English euphemism for damn, said to have originated in New England when swearing was a punishable offense; if so, its spread was probably influenced by 'tarnal, short for Eternal, as in By the Eternal (God), favorite exclamation of Andrew Jackson, among others. Related: darned (past participle adjective, 1806); darndest (superlative, 1844).
(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns
: She was darn excited
(also darn it or dern it or durn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Darn, I've dropped my glockenspiel!
[1780s+; euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo; probably based on earlier darnation, ''damnation,'' attested by 1798]