darn


1darn

verb \ˈdärn\

Definition of DARN

transitive verb
1
:  to mend with interlacing stitches
2
:  to embroider by filling in with long running or interlacing stitches
intransitive verb
:  to do darning
darn·er noun

Origin of DARN

perhaps from French dialect darner
First Known Use: circa 1600

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, tambour, wrought

Rhymes with DARN

2darn

noun

Definition of DARN

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

First Known Use of DARN

1720

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

3darn

adjective or adverb \ˈdärn\

Definition of DARN

:  damned

Variants of DARN

darn also durn \ˈdərn\

Origin of DARN

euphemism
First Known Use: 1781

4darn

verb

Definition of DARN

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

Variants of DARN

darn also durn

First Known Use of DARN

1781

5darn

noun

Definition of DARN

:  damn

Variants of DARN

darn also durn

First Known Use of DARN

1840

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