or darnd·est

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Contemporary Examples of darndest

Historical Examples of darndest

  • Well, I believe the fellow did his darndest, but he always fell down.

  • “You kin do your darndest,” rejoined Rock in the same sullen tone.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • Darndest sensation I ever felt, and the idol and columns sort of awe you.

    The Trail of the Hawk

    Sinclair Lewis

  • It were downright the darndest bit of foolery as ever I come across.

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton

  • He was the darndest buttin', jumpin' feller that ever I see.

British Dictionary definitions for darndest


  1. a euphemistic word for damnedest
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