Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
[ god-dam ]
/ ˈgɒdˈdæm /
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(used as an exclamation of any strong feeling, especially of disgust or irritation, and often followed by it.)
the utterance of “goddamn” in swearing or for emphasis.
something of negligible value; damn: not to give a good goddamn.
verb (used with object)
to curse (someone or something) as being contemptible or worthless; damn.
verb (used without object)
to use the word “goddamn”; swear.
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How to use goddamn in a sentence
The campaign watched “God damn America” on the news with everyone else.The Newsweek Campaign Piece|The Daily Beast|November 10, 2008|DAILY BEAST
And when the others went up the track he says, 'Get now, God damn your old soul, or I will kill you!'The Everett massacre|Walker C. Smith
There's plenty folks—good folks, too—they can't name hardly anything, whatever be it, without 'God damn' before it.Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards
He said, "God damn you, I will shoot you," and then he shot me.Reports of the Committee on the Conduct of the War|United States Senate
To a low fellow whom he overheard cursing himself he said, God damn you?Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
God damn you, don't think you can get away with that kind of stuff with me.Hookers|Richard F. Mann
British Dictionary definitions for goddamn
/ (ˈɡɒdˈdæm) informal, mainly US and Canadian /
interjection Also: God damn
an oath expressing anger, surprise, etc
adverb Also: goddam, goddam, goddamned
(intensifier)a goddamn fool
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