to damn; confound: Drat your interference.
(used to express mild disgust, disappointment, or the like): Drat, there goes another button off my shirt.
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How to use drat in a sentence
To their intense surprise, the usually placid Younkins turned savagely upon the dog, and saying, “drat that fool dog!”The Boy Settlers | Noah Brooks
I've scarce a marvedy in hand, now; so let him have a writ in his, drat him.The House by the Church-Yard | J. Sheridan Le Fanu
"drat the little dickey-birds," interrupted Mr. Kybird, with sudden violence.At Sunwich Port, Complete | W.W. Jacobs
I got what everybody gets who deals with that old rascal—the bad end of the trade, drat him!Bound to Succeed | Allen Chapman
Ah, don't go breakin' your angel's 'eart along of Arthur, my precious—and drat him too!The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol
British Dictionary definitions for drat
slang an exclamation of annoyance (also in the phrases drat it! drat you! etc)
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