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goddamned

[god-damd]Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
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adjective, superlative god·damned·est or god·damnd·est.
  1. damned(def 2).
  2. (especially in the superlative) unusually difficult to deal with; extremely complicated or peculiar.
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adverb
  1. damned.
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Also goddamn, god·dam.

Origin of goddamned

First recorded in 1915–20; God + damned

goddamn

or god·dam

[god-dam]Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation of any strong feeling, especially of disgust or irritation, and often followed by it.)
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noun
  1. the utterance of “goddamn” in swearing or for emphasis.
  2. something of negligible value; damn: not to give a good goddamn.
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adjective
  1. damned(def 2).
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adverb
  1. damned.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to curse (someone or something) as being contemptible or worthless; damn.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to use the word “goddamn”; swear.
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Origin of goddamn

1400–50; late Middle English. See God, damn
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Examples from the Web for goddamned

Historical Examples

  • Goddamned marketing people had the collective morals of a snake.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • (He quenches his cigar angrily on Bloom's ear) Where's that Goddamned cursed ashtray?

    Ulysses

    James Joyce


British Dictionary definitions for goddamned

goddamn

interjection Also: God damn
  1. an oath expressing anger, surprise, etc
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adverb Also: goddam, goddam, goddamned
  1. (intensifier)a goddamn fool
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Word Origin and History for goddamned

goddamn

late 14c., from god + damn.

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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