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us   /dæm/ infml
  • damn exclamation (EXPRESSION)

also damn it, dammit, /ˈdæm·ət, -ɪt/ an expression of anger or annoyance: Damn! I spilled coffee on my blouse. Note: This word may be considered offensive by some people.
  • damn exclamation (SURPRISE)

used to express surprise: Damn, I guess they decided to buy that house.

damnadjective [not gradable]

us   /dæm/ also damned, /dæmd/
infml used to express anger or annoyance: a damn shame

damnadjective, adverb [not gradable]

us   /dæm/ infml
very; great: You’re a damn fool to try and drive that old car cross-country.

damnverb [T]

us   /dæm/
  • damn verb [T] (BLAME)

to blame or strongly criticize: The novel was damned by the critics for being too political.
  • damn verb [T] (PUNISH)

to force someone to stay in hell and be punished forever

damnnoun [U]

us   /dæm/ infml
  • damn noun [U] (LEAST AMOUNT)

the least amount: This old car isn’t worth a damn.
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"damn" in British English

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uk   /dæm/ us   /dæm/ also damn it, also dammit, informal


uk   /dæm/ us   /dæm/ informal


uk   /dæm/ us   /dæm/

damnadjective [before noun]

uk   /dæm/ us   /dæm/ also damned informal
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