dratted

[ drat-id ]
/ ˈdræt ɪd /

adjective

damned; confounded (used as a mild oath): This dratted car won't start.

Origin of dratted

First recorded in 1855–60; drat + -ed2

Definition for dratted (2 of 2)

drat

[ drat ]
/ dræt /

verb (used with object), drat·ted, drat·ting.

to damn; confound: Drat your interference.

interjection

(used to express mild disgust, disappointment, or the like): Drat, there goes another button off my shirt.

Origin of drat

First recorded in 1805–15; alteration of (o)d rot God rot (i.e., may God rot him, her, it)
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British Dictionary definitions for dratted (1 of 2)

dratted

/ (ˈdrætɪd) /

adjective

(prenominal) informal wretched; annoying

British Dictionary definitions for dratted (2 of 2)

drat

/ (dræt) /

interjection

slang an exclamation of annoyance (also in the phrases drat it! drat you! etc)

Word Origin for drat

C19: probably alteration of God rot
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Word Origin and History for dratted

drat


1815, disguised form of exclamation God rot (something or someone).

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