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[dang] /dæŋ/
verb (used with object), adjective, noun
damn (used euphemistically).
Origin of dang
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Not to learn how to live till we're about ready to die, it certainly seems to me dang tough!

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • "dang it all," reflected Young Thomas, forgetting that he was in church.

  • "Well, if you're sure there's no dang'rous Injuns 'roun' here," he demurred.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • And he came into his own room vociferating, "Every last, dang, dirty penny!"

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • I want a posset, and a posset I 'll have, or be dang'd to me!

  • Many's the time I heard your grandpaw say them's the most dang'ous kind.

    Jack, the Young Ranchman George Bird Grinnell
  • Cease thy applause; 'tis dang'rous; praise like thine Might tempt the most severe and cautious virtue.

  • As for Margaret Cooper, dang it, I'll court her for him myself.

    Charlemont W. Gilmore Simms
  • From dang to Poitiers is a splendid bit, and up to Poitiers one climbs a considerable hill.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • Dost know, I got half a look at the doe's face, and dang me!

    Norston's Rest Ann S. Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for dang


interjection, adverb, adjective
a euphemistic word for damn (sense 1), damn (sense 2), damn (sense 3), damn (sense 4)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dang

1793, euphemism for damn.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dang



(also danged) Wretched; nasty; accursed


Absolutely; extremely: You looked dang silly/ ''Purchase what the customer intends to buy?'' ''Dang right''


(also dang it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Dang, we missed the Welk show

[1840+; a euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo]

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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