[ drat ]
/ dræt /
verb (used with object), drat·ted, drat·ting.
to damn; confound: Drat your interference.
(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 dratting
/ (dræt) /
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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