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[dahrn-dist] /ˈdɑrn dɪst/
noun, adjective, Informal.
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  • Well, I believe the fellow did his darndest, but he always fell down.

    A Book of Burlesques

    H. L. Mencken
  • “You kin do your darndest,” rejoined Rock in the same sullen tone.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • darndest sensation I ever felt, and the idol and columns sort of awe you.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • It were downright the darndest bit of foolery as ever I come across.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • He was the darndest buttin', jumpin' feller that ever I see.

  • Save this darndest thing for its own occasion—which will be at our next camp.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for darndest


a euphemistic word for damnedest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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