[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 goddamn
Goddamn it, Taber, just what in blazes is going on around here?
An outburst consisted of his suddenly springing to his feet with a scowl and announcing: "Goddamn it, I don't belong here!"
- an oath expressing anger, surprise, etc
- (intensifier)a goddamn fool
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Word Origin and History for goddamn
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.
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