tarnal

adverb
  1. (intensifier)tarnal lucky!
Derived Formstarnally, adverb

Word Origin for tarnal

C18: aphetic dialect pronunciation of eternal
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Examples from the Web for tarnal

Historical Examples of tarnal

  • Well, it's your time o' life to make a 'tarnal fool o' yourself.

  • Anyhow, up there in the mountains we see a tarnal power of quare things.

    Year of the Big Thaw

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • Them's the heads of the tarnal cusses just coming over the line of that rise.

  • “That war done in a fight with some tarnal Greasers,” answered Dick.

    Frank in the Woods

    Harry Castlemon

  • No, mister, not at all—only it kind o' strikes me that you are 'tarnal savin' of truth.