drat

drat

[drat]
verb (used with object), dratted, dratting.
1.
to damn; confound: Drat your interference.
interjection
2.
(used to express mild disgust, disappointment, or the like): Drat, there goes another button off my shirt.

Origin:
1805–15; alteration of (o)d rot God rot (i.e., may God rot him, her, it)

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drat (dræt)
 
interj
slang an exclamation of annoyance (also in the phrases drat it! drat you! etc)
 
[C19: probably alteration of God rot]

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drat
1815, disguised form of exclamation God rot (something or someone).
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