adjective, superlative dog·goned·est, adverb
verb (used with object), dog·goned, dog·goning.
adjective, superlative dog·gon·est.
Origin of doggone
Examples from the Web for doggoned
He further inquired "what they wanted to hev sech a doggoned mis'able word as thet on a ring fur?"The Galaxy, June 1877|Various
Since I've been in this doggoned country I've had one or two near things, but this was the nearest.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
He's so doggoned quick he'd have caught me, if it hadn't been for that blessed gleam in his eyes.The Price of the Prairie|Margaret Hill McCarter
Burnt out half her doggoned colony tryin' to git a whack at you boys!The Flying U's Last Stand|B. M. Bower
The better you are, the greater attraction youll be for this joint, for good ladies are doggoned scarce on the Isthmus.Droll Stories of Isthmian Life|Evelyn Saxton
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."