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blankety–blank

adjective (or adverb) blank·ety–blank \¦blaŋkət|ē¦blaŋk, -aiŋkət|d¦blaiŋk, -kət|, |i¦-\
variants: less commonly

blankety

Definition of blankety–blank

  1. :  damned —used as a generalized expression of disapproval the interruptions for those blankety-blank … commercials — Jack Gould do what he blankety-blank well pleases — Gerard Smith

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Origin and Etymology of blankety–blank

reduplication of 1blank


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blankety–blank

noun blank·ety–blank \"\

Definition of blankety–blank

  1. :  wretch, fool —used as a generalized expression of disapproval that blankety-blank can't make up his mind whether he's for us or against us — Newsweek

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