verb (used with object), dog·goned, dog·goning.
adjective, superlative dog·gon·est.
Origin of doggone
Examples from the Web for doggone
They were limited rights, but doggone it, it was a beginning.
Doggone, boy, you sho' would be pop'lar durin' de hot spell down where us comes f'um.Lady Luck|Hugh Wiley
Doggone it, Emma, I didn't have a very good life before I met you.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Youre company, I know, but theres some things that goes too doggone fur.Cursed|George Allan England
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."