interjection Eye Dialect.

damn it (used as a mild expletive).

Origin of dammit

First recorded in 1905–10
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Contemporary Examples of dammit

Historical Examples of dammit

  • I am not ashamed to say, therefore, that I turned to Mr. Dammit for assistance.

  • Dammit, I'd furnish a dozen substitutes rather than have him leave.

    Mark Gildersleeve

    John S. Sauzade

  • Dammit, he thought, he wished he didn't like the power-hungry politician.

    The Ambassador

    Samuel Kimball Merwin

  • General Hotchkiss, "Dammit, you've still got him on radar, haven't you?"

    The Very Black

    Dean Evans

  • Dammit, the telegram's up at the house—go and read it yourselves, then!

    Flying U Ranch

    B. M. Bower

British Dictionary definitions for dammit



a contracted form of damn it
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Word Origin and History for dammit

representation of the exclamation damn it! as it usually is sounded, attested from 1908.

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