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darned

[dahrnd] /dɑrnd/
adjective
1.
irritating; damned; confounded:
Get that darned bicycle out of the driveway!
adverb
2.
very; extremely; remarkably:
She's a darned good tennis player.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; euphemism for damned, perhaps by construing dern dark, dreary (now obsolete) as an intensifier in phrases such as dern and dreary, dern and doleful
Related forms
undarned, adjective
well-darned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un darned

darned

/dɑːnd/
adverb, adjective (slang)
1.
(intensifier): this darned car won't start, a darned good shot
adjective
2.
another word for damned (sense 2), damned (sense 3)
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Slang definitions & phrases for un darned

darned

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i'll be damned


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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