verb (used with object), dog·goned, dog·goning.
adjective, superlative dog·gon·est.
Origin of doggone
Related Words for doggonedarned, lousy, dang, confounded, blessed, accursed, blasted, excommunicate, blighted, reprobate, infernal, lost, doomed, bloody, cursed, bad, blooming, revolting, condemned
Examples from the Web for doggone
Contemporary Examples of doggone
They were limited rights, but doggone it, it was a beginning.Keep Your Laws Off My Family
October 29, 2008
Historical Examples of doggone
Doggone it, a bachelor never has any such a man-trap around in a fellow's road.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
"Doggone it, they must have left here in a hurry," grumbled Jim.
Doggone it, I want you to know there was no darned luck about it!Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
I let him hang around, because he was so doggone interested.The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Doggone it, Foster, youve got to hand it to a guy like that!Full-Back Foster
Ralph Henry Barbour
adjective, adverb (prenominal)
Word Origin for doggone
1851, American English, a "fantastic perversion of god-damned" [Weekley]. But Mencken favors the theory that it is "a blend form of dog on it; in fact it is still often used with it following. It is thus a brother to the old English phrase, 'a pox upon it,' but is considerably more decorous."