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durn

[durn] /dɜrn/
adjective, adverb, verb (used with object), noun, Informal.
1.
darn2 .
Origin
respelling to reflect regional pronunciation
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  • Those private space agencies had durn well better work.
  • That's really pretty durn amazing and horrifying when you think of it.
British Dictionary definitions for durn

durn

/dɜːn/
interjection, adjective, adverb, noun
1.
a US variant of darn2
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Slang definitions & phrases for durn

darn

adjective

(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns

adverb

: She was darn excited

interjection

(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]


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