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dratted

[drat-id] /ˈdræt ɪd/
adjective
1.
damned; confounded (used as a mild oath):
This dratted car won't start.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; drat + -ed2

drat

[drat] /dræt/
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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  • One year previous to being dratted he was honorably discharged from the navy after three years of service.
British Dictionary definitions for dratted

dratted

/ˈdrætɪd/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) (informal) wretched; annoying

drat

/dræt/
interjection
1.
(slang) an exclamation of annoyance (also in the phrases drat it! drat you! etc)
Word Origin
C19: probably alteration of God rot
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Word Origin and History for dratted

drat

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for dratted

dratted

adjective

Cursed; awful: that dratted girl (1845+)


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