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[dangd] /dæŋd/
adjective, adverb
damned (used euphemistically).
Origin of danged
First recorded in 1870-75


[dang] /dæŋ/
verb (used with object), adjective, noun
damn (used euphemistically).
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for danged
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  • Steward, you and Jacobs are too danged satisfied with yourselves.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • "Don't be so danged fast, young feller," the sheriff advised.

    Sunlight Patch

    Credo Fitch Harris
  • danged vules both of 'e. Bide outside, bide outside, I tell 'e.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • After a couple of days' work the sheriff said: 'I'm danged if I'm not clear stumped.

  • Why, danged if he isn't going to give us anoother turn of it!

  • You did it because you're not so danged tough and hard-hearted as you thought you were.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • "danged if it warn't a good un," admitted the hunter, chuckling.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
  • He's a danged old fool in his talk, but you jest keep an eye on him.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
  • danged if he don't make me laugh: but he's a good ol' beaver, at that, Zeb is.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
British Dictionary definitions for danged


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 danged


1793, euphemism for damn.

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



Wretched; accursed; damn: It can tell you almost anything, but the danged thing doesn't speak in English (1870s+)

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i'll be damned



(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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