[god-dam]Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
- (used as an exclamation of any strong feeling, especially of disgust or irritation, and often followed by it.)
- the utterance of “goddamn” in swearing or for emphasis.
- something of negligible value; damn: not to give a good goddamn.
- to curse (someone or something) as being contemptible or worthless; damn.
- to use the word “goddamn”; swear.
Origin of goddamn
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Examples from the Web for god-damn
I couldn't see a God-damn thing; it was so black and I was so nerved up.One Man's Initiation--1917
John Dos Passos
You lazy, guzzling, good-for-nothing son of a God-damn loafer!Mrs. Bindle
Some people think the Secretary is god-almighty, but he's just a god-damn civilian.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
- an oath expressing anger, surprise, etc
- (intensifier)a goddamn fool
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Word Origin and History for god-damn
Mais, fussent-ils [les anglais] cent mille Goddem de plus qu'a present, ils n'auront pas ce royaume. [Joan of Arc, 1431, quoted in Prosper de Barante's "Histoire des ducs de Bourgogne"]
Goddammes was the nickname given by Puritans to Cavaliers, in consequence of the latter's supposed frequent employment of that oath.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper