darn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “darn” in the English Dictionary

"darn" in British English

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darnverb [T]

uk   /dɑːn/  us   /dɑːrn/
to ​repair a ​hole or a ​piece of ​clothing with ​long stitchesacross the ​hole and other stitchesacross them: She still darns the ​holes in her ​socks.
noun [C] uk   us  


uk   /dɑːn/  us   /dɑːrn/ informal
used ​instead of damn to ​expressanger: Darn it! There goes my ​bus!

darnadjective [before noun]

(also darned ) informal
used to ​emphasize what you are saying: She ​runs so darn ​fast!
(Definition of darn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"darn" in American English

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darnverb [T]

 us   /dɑrn/

darn verb [T] (REPAIR)

to ​repair a ​hole or a ​piece of ​clothing with ​longstitchesacross the ​hole and other ​stitcheswovenacross them: to darn ​socks


 us   /dɑrn/ (also darn it,  /ˈdɑr·nət, -nɪt/ ) infml

darn exclamation (EXPRESSION)

an ​expression of ​annoyance or ​surprise: Darn it! I ​missed my ​bus.

darnadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /dɑrn/ (also darned,  /dɑrnd/ ) infml

darn adjective, adverb [not gradable] (EXPRESSION)

used to ​expressanger or ​annoyance: Where’s my darn ​notebook? Darn can also ​meanextremely: I’m too darn ​tired to go out ​tonight.
(Definition of darn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “darn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝补, 织补…
in Turkish ziyadesiyle, amma da, üf be…
in Russian чертовский, чертовски…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫補, 織補…
in Polish cholerny, cholernie…
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