darnation


darnation
I. \\därˈnāshən, dȧˈ-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: euphemism
: damnation — often used as a mild imprecation
II. \(ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ adjective
: damned I 2a, 2b

that darnation pump never worked

III. adverb
: damned II

a darnation fine time we had


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  • tarnation — 1784, Amer.Eng. alteration of darnation (itself a euphemism for DAMNATION (Cf. damnation)), influenced by tarnal (1790), from phrase by the Eternal (God) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • tarnation — I. (ˈ)tär|nāshən, (ˈ)tȧ|n adverb (or adjective) Etymology: alteration (influenced by tarnal) of darnation dialect : damned used as a mild imprecation so tarnation still there you began listening for something Esther Forbes …   Useful english dictionary