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doggone

[ dawg-gawn, -gon, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn, ˈdɒg- /
Informal.
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verb (used with object), dog·goned, dog·goning.

to damn: Doggone your silly advice!

adjective, superlative dog·gon·est.

Also doggoned. damned; confounded: a doggone fool; Well, I'll be doggoned.

adverb

Also doggoned. damned: He's a doggone poor sport.

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Origin of doggone

1850–55, Americanism; perhaps from dog on it! euphemistic alteration of God damned
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British Dictionary definitions for doggone

doggone
/ (ˈdɒɡɒn) US and Canadian informal /

interjection

an exclamation of annoyance, disappointment, etc

adjective, adverb (prenominal)

Also: doggoned another word for damn (def. 3), damn (def. 4)

Word Origin for doggone

C19: euphemism for God damn
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