- to damn: Doggone your silly advice!
- Also doggoned. damned; confounded: a doggone fool; Well, I'll be doggoned.
- Also doggoned. damned: He's a doggone poor sport.
Origin of doggone
Examples from the Web for doggone
They were limited rights, but doggone it, it was a beginning.Keep Your Laws Off My Family
October 29, 2008
Doggone it, a bachelor never has any such a man-trap around in a fellow's road.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
"Doggone it, they must have left here in a hurry," grumbled Jim.
Doggone it, I want you to know there was no darned luck about it!Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
I let him hang around, because he was so doggone interested.The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Doggone it, Foster, youve got to hand it to a guy like that!Full-Back Foster
Ralph Henry Barbour
- an exclamation of annoyance, disappointment, etc
Word Origin and History for doggone
1851, American English, a "fantastic perversion of god-damned" [Weekley]. But Mencken favors the theory that it is "a blend form of dog on it; in fact it is still often used with it following. It is thus a brother to the old English phrase, 'a pox upon it,' but is considerably more decorous."