Origin of dratted
verb (used with object), drat·ted, drat·ting.
Origin of drat
Examples from the Web for dratted
"If the dratted ceilin's all comin' down, this ain't no place for us to stay," quoth Aunt Sarah.The Corner House Girls at School|Grace Brooks Hill
"Them dratted hens scratch up all the flowers I plant," sighed Aunt 'Mira.Janice Day|Helen Beecher Long
They do say, sir, that Mrs. Pache is so bad that she says she'll never ride in that dratted motor-car again.Jane Oglander|Marie Belloc Lowndes
"Something seems to have broken in the dratted thing," he said.Affinities and Other Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehard
You don't even know what a dratted, useless thing you be, I swan!Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper
Word Origin for drat
1815, disguised form of exclamation God rot (something or someone).