[god-damd]Informal: Sometimes Offensive.

adjective, superlative god·damned·est or god·damnd·est.

(especially in the superlative) unusually difficult to deal with; extremely complicated or peculiar.


Nearby words

  1. godawful,
  2. godcast,
  3. godchild,
  4. goddammit,
  5. goddamn,
  6. goddamnit,
  7. goddard,
  8. goddard, robert h.,
  9. goddard, robert hutchings,
  10. goddaughter

Also goddamn, god·dam.

Origin of goddamned

First recorded in 1915–20; God + damned


or god·dam

[god-dam]Informal: Sometimes Offensive.


(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.

Origin of goddamn

1400–50; late Middle English. See God, damn

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Examples from the Web for goddamned

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

    Ulysses|James Joyce
  • Goddamned marketing people had the collective morals of a snake.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for goddamned


interjection Also: God damn

an oath expressing anger, surprise, etc

adverb Also: goddam, goddam, goddamned

(intensifier)a goddamn fool
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Word Origin and History for goddamned


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