darn

2
[ dahrn ]
/ dɑrn /
Informal.

adjective, adverb

verb (used with object)

to curse; damn: Darn that pesky fly!

Idioms

    give a darn. damn(def 14).

Origin of darn

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

darn

1
/ (dɑːn) /

verb

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

noun

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

Derived Forms

darner, noundarning, noun

Word Origin for darn

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

British Dictionary definitions for darnest (2 of 2)

darn

2
/ (dɑːn) /

interjection, adjective, adverb, noun


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