doggonest

doggone

[dawg-gawn, -gon, dog-] Informal.
verb (used with object), doggoned, doggoning.
1.
to damn: Doggone your silly advice!
adjective, superlative doggonest.
2.
Also, doggoned. damned; confounded: a doggone fool; Well, I'll be doggoned.
adverb
3.
Also, doggoned. damned: He's a doggone poor sport.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; perhaps from dog on it! euphemistic alteration of God damned

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doggone (ˈdɒɡɒn)
 
interj
1.  an exclamation of annoyance, disappointment, etc
 
adj, —adv
2.  damn another word for damn Also: doggoned
 
[C19: euphemism for God damn]

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doggone
1851, Amer.Eng., a "fantastic perversion of god-damned" [Weekley]. But Mencken favors the theory that it is "a blend form of dog on it; in fact it is still often used with it following. It is thus a brother to the old English phrase, 'a pox upon it,' but is considerably more decorous."
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