I'll be darned

Definition of I'll be darned

chiefly US, informal

  1. —used to show that one is very surprised about something Well I'll be darned! You actually showed up! ; often + if I offered to help, but I'll be darned if she didn't do the whole thing herself. ; sometimes shortened to darned if I told them they wouldn't enjoy the trip but darned if they didn't come anyway.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the 9th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. : industrial

    : initial

    : intelligence

  1. : imaginary unit

darnplay darned
  1. :  to mend with interlacing stitches

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

    :  to do darning

  1. :  a place that has been darned

  1. :  damned

  1. :  damn

  1. :  damn

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to cast off or become cast off

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