adjective, adverb, verb (used with object), noun Informal.

Origin of durn

respelling to reflect regional pronunciation
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Examples from the Web for durn

Historical Examples of durn

  • Nobody's ever cared a durn for me, nobody but one, and I broke my word to him.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Or durn fool for Jack Roberts," countered Ellison promptly.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • "Then he will be, durn soon," declared the old captain venomously.

  • I'll bet a fippennybit that's another of Charley's durn lies.

  • First off, I act like a durn fool, and she has to step in to save me.

    Brand Blotters

    William MacLeod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for durn


interjection, adjective, adverb, noun

a US variant of darn 2
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