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blamed

[bleymd] /bleɪmd/
adjective
1.
confounded:
The blamed car won't start.
adverb
2.
confoundedly; excessively:
It's blamed cold out tonight.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; blame + -ed2
Related forms
unblamed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unblamed

blamed

/bleɪmd/
adjective, adverb
1.
(mainly US) a euphemistic word for damned (sense 2), damned (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for unblamed

blamed

adv.

"confoundedly" 1833, later also as an adjective, from past participle of blame (v.), as a "euphemistic evasion of the horrible word damn." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848].

This adjective 'blamed' is the virtuous oath by which simple people, who are improving their habits, cure themselves of a stronger epithet. [Edward Everett Hale, "If, Yes, and Perhaps," 1868]
Cf. also blamenation (1837) as an expletive. The imprecation blame me is attested from 1830.

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Slang definitions & phrases for unblamed

blamed

adjective

darn (mid-1800s+)


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