[ dahr-ner ]
/ ˈdɑr nər /


a person or thing that darns.
any of numerous odonate insects of the family Aeshnidae, comprising the largest dragonflies.

Origin of darner

First recorded in 1605–15; darn1 + -er1

Definition for darner (2 of 2)

[ dahrn ]
/ dɑrn /

adjective, adverb

verb (used with object)

to curse; damn: Darn that pesky fly!

Origin of darn

First recorded in 1775–85; see origin at darned
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British Dictionary definitions for darner (1 of 2)

/ (dɑːn) /


to mend (a hole or a garment) with a series of crossing or interwoven stitches


a patch of darned work on a garment
the process or act of darning

Derived forms of darn

darner, noundarning, noun

Word Origin for darn

C16: probably from French (Channel Islands dialect) darner; compare Welsh, Breton darn piece

British Dictionary definitions for darner (2 of 2)

/ (dɑːn) /

interjection, adjective, adverb, noun

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