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durned

[durnd] /dɜrnd/
adjective, adverb, Informal.
1.
Origin of durned
durn + -ed2

durn

[durn] /dɜrn/
adjective, adverb, verb (used with object), noun, Informal.
1.
darn2 .
Origin
respelling to reflect regional pronunciation
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  • An' mebbe I won't be so durned lonesome when I gits back hyar.'

  • durned if I know which one of 'em got it; when I left they wuz still a biddin' on it.

  • But to tell you the truth, Jethro, one old friend to another, durned if I don't wish she was married.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • And they stand on the Constertution a durned sight solider nor we do.

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • If he believes he can lick the Northeastern with a Hammer, he is durned badly mistaken, and I told him so.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • And I'll be durned if 't wa' n't the mountings the gal was looking at all the time!

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • Well, he must be a durned fool of a dog to be jumping off at every 237 island he sees.

    Killykinick Mary T. Waggaman
  • But I'll be durned if I ever seen a stun fired as neat as that!

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • I'm so durned lonesome among these jabbering Greeks I'm nearly froze stiff.

    The Other Fellow F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Ye all like him, I no ye do, but durned ef ye evur lose a shot at him.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for durned

durn

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

durn

Related Terms

darn

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