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darn

play
verb \ˈdärn\

Definition of darn

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mend with interlacing stitches

  3. 2 :  to embroider by filling in with long running or interlacing stitches

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to do darning

darner noun


Origin of darn

perhaps from French dialect darner


First Known Use: circa 1600

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Rhymes with darn


2

darn

noun

Definition of darn

  1. :  a place that has been darned <a sweater full of darns>



1720

First Known Use of darn

1720

Other Handicraft Terms


3

darn

play
adjective or adverb \ˈdärn\

Definition of darn

  1. :  damned



Variants of darn

also durn play \ˈdərn\

Origin of darn

euphemism


First Known Use: 1781


4

darn

verb

Definition of darn

  1. :  damn

darned play \ˈdärn(d)\ also durned play \ˈdərn(d)\ adjective or adverb


1781

First Known Use of darn

1781

Variants of darn

also durn

5

darn

noun

Definition of darn

  1. :  damn



1840

First Known Use of darn

1840

Variants of darn

also durn


DARN Defined for Kids

1

darn

play
verb \ˈdärn\

Definition of darn for Students

darneddarning

  1. :  to mend by sewing




2

darn

play
interjection

Definition of darn for Students

  1. —used to express anger or annoyance




3

darn

play
adjective \ˈdärnd\

Definition of darn for Students

  1. 1 :  very bad <That darned dog!>

  2. 2 —used to make a statement more forceful <a darn good meal>



Variants of darn

or darned \ˈdärnd\


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