I'll be damned

Definition of I'll be damned

informal + impolite

  1. 1 —used to show that one is very surprised about something Well I'll be damned! Our team actually won! ; often + if I spent an hour putting the machine together and I'll be damned if it didn't fall apart as soon as I tried to use it. ; sometimes shortened to damned if I told them they wouldn't enjoy the trip but damned if they didn't come anyway.

  2. 2 —used to say that one cannot or will not do something ; + if I'll be damned if I can remember where I left my keys. I'll be damned if I'm going to eat any more of that disgusting food.

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

  1. :  damnable

    :  complete, utter

    :  extraordinary

  1. :  extremely, very

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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