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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
1805-1815
1805-15; alteration of (o)d rot God rot (i.e., may God rot him, her, it)
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British Dictionary definitions for dratting

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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drat

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

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