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noun, adjective, adverb, verb (used with object) Informal.
  1. goddamn (used as a euphemism in expressions of anger, disgust, surprise, etc.).
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Also goldurn.

Origin of goldarn

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for goldarn

Historical Examples

  • Why the jooce don't yer stop, yer Goldarn young son of a gun?

    Across America by Motor-cycle

    C. K. Shepherd

  • That Hank was a goldarn German—and Hank was rooming with me!

  • All of these are oath-sounds rather than oaths, and somewhat oath-evading, after the fashion of "goldarn it," in America.

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Edmond Rostand

  • I know half the flamin' controls and flyin' wires are blanky well cut on my goldarn bus.

    Air Men o' War

    Boyd Cable

British Dictionary definitions for goldarn


interjection, adverb
  1. US and Canadian slang a euphemistic variant of goddamn
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