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[dad-burnd] /ˈdædˈbɜrnd/
adjective, adverb
damned (used as a euphemism in expressions of surprise, disgust, anger, etc.):
I ruined the whole dad-burned batch. You're dad-burned right I do!
Origin of dad-burned
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hen swore under his powerful breath that it was a dad-burned lie; but it looked awful plausible to me.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • Now bring me that well-rope—we'll tie up his dad-burned leg!

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • I be enough of a dead shot ter stop all that dad-burned talk of yourn!

    The Ordeal Charles Egbert Craddock
  • They may hate the kids' pa all right, but they's dad-burned few of 'em don't like the kids.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis

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