dad-burned

[ dad-burnd ]
/ ˈdædˈbɜrnd /

adjective, adverb

damned (used as a euphemism in expressions of surprise, disgust, anger, etc.): I ruined the whole dad-burned batch. You're dad-burned right I do!

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Origin of dad-burned

First recorded in 1825–35
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Example sentences from the Web for dad-burned

  • Now bring me that well-rope—we'll tie up his dad-burned leg!

    Bat Wing Bowles|Dane Coolidge
  • Hen swore under his powerful breath that it was a dad-burned lie; but it looked awful plausible to me.

    Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
  • They may hate the kids' pa all right, but they's dad-burned few of 'em don't like the kids.

    Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
  • I be enough of a dead shot ter stop all that dad-burned talk of yourn!

    The Ordeal|Charles Egbert Craddock