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blankety-blank

[blang-ki-tee-blangk]
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adjective, adverb Informal.
  1. damned; darned (used to imply an omission of an unprintable or unspeakable word): The blankety-blank motor stalled again.
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Origin of blankety-blank

1885–90; after the practice of leaving blank spaces to represent profanity, as G-- d—- for God damn
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Related Words for blankety-blank

darned, lousy, confounded, blessed, accursed, blasted, excommunicate, blighted, reprobate, infernal, lost, doomed, bloody, cursed, bad, blooming, revolting, condemned, cussed

Examples from the Web for blankety-blank

Historical Examples of blankety-blank

  • Did I, the tired Caesar, you blankety-blank, blankety-blank!

    Nat Goodwin's Book

    Nat C. Goodwin

  • Apparently he said: "How in the blankety-blank blazes do I know?"

    Wounds in the rain

    Stephen Crane

  • "That's handin' it to them Huns, blankety-blank 'em," he said cheerfully.

  • But Jack never even smiled: “Who would have thought that a blankety-blank goat would go for a fellow!”

  • It thought it was its blankety-blank business to find out immediately if it liked him personally.

    Wounds in the rain

    Stephen Crane