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i'll be damned

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I'll be damned


(Variations: danged or darned or ding swizzled or dipped or bdipped in shitc or fucked or jiggered or jigswiggered or hanged or hornswoggled or a monkey's uncle or switched may replace damned; damned may also be omitted) May I be maltreated, confounded, accursed, etc; an exclamation of surprise or determination: I'll be damned, we made it!/ I will be dipped in shit/ I'll be a monkey's uncle if you put that over on me!/ Well I'll be, he made it!

[entry form 1920s+, ding swizzled 1940s+, dipped 1940s+, jiggered 1837+; dipped forms fr 1600s British be dipped or dipped in wing, ''get into trouble; be defeated'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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