But you let that dratted Eg heave in sight with all sail sot and signals flyin' and she's all smiles in a minute.
Old Perkins has no more love for style than I have for his dratted poor kin.
I never did see such a Jonah of an old tub as that dratted schooner!
"Something seems to have broken in the dratted thing," he said.
If they want to collect that dratted pledge of theirs, let them put me where I can make it.
"Oh, I don't know as you are so dratted poor," said Sinton meditatively.
It was indeed hard, but every one in Kent says "dratted" when they are cross.
You don't even know what a dratted, useless thing you be, I swan!
They do say, sir, that Mrs. Pache is so bad that she says she'll never ride in that dratted motor-car again.
I will so, but it's a dratted shame as you should shoulder everybody's troubles, that it is.
1815, disguised form of exclamation God rot (something or someone).
Cursed; awful: that dratted girl (1845+)