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adjective, adverb Informal.
  1. darned.
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Origin of durned


adjective, adverb, verb (used with object), noun Informal.
  1. darn2.
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Origin of durn

respelling to reflect regional pronunciation
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Historical Examples of durned

  • It's so durned crooked they hav to burn crooked wood in the ingine.

    Uncles Josh's Punkin Centre Stories

    Cal Stewart

  • Wall, now, that's purty good of ye, I'll be durned it it ain't.

  • Durned if I know which one of 'em got it; when I left they wuz still a biddin' on it.

  • If you didn't have his pistol as proof I'd say that he gave you a durned good licking.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • And they stand on the Constertution a durned sight solider nor we do.

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore

British Dictionary definitions for durned


interjection, adjective, adverb, noun
  1. a US variant of darn 2
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