Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
[ god-dam ]
/ ˈgɒdˈdæm /
(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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Origin of goddamn
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/ (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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Mais, fussent-ils [les anglais] cent mille Goddem de plus qu'a present, ils n'auront pas ce royaume. [Joan of Arc, 1431, quoted in Prosper de Barante's "Histoire des ducs de Bourgogne"]
Goddammes was the nickname given by Puritans to Cavaliers, in consequence of the latter's supposed frequent employment of that oath.
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