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darn

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

darner

noun

Origin and Etymology of darn

perhaps from French dialect darner

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2

darn

noun

Definition of darn

: a place that has been darned
  • a sweater full of darns

First Known Use of darn

1720

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3

darn

adjective or adverb \ ˈdärn \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈdərn\

Definition of darn

: damned

Origin and Etymology of darn

euphemism


4

darn

verb
variants: or less commonly durn

Definition of darn

: damn

darned

play \ˈdärn(d)\ or less commonly durned play \ˈdərn(d)\ adjective or adverb

First Known Use of darn

1781


5

darn

noun
variants: or less commonly durn

Definition of darn

: damn

First Known Use of darn

1840



DARN Defined for Kids

1

darn

verb \ ˈdärn \

Definition of darn for Students

darned; darning
: to mend by sewing

2

darn

interjection

Definition of darn for Students

used to express anger or annoyance

3

darn

adjective
variants: or darned \ˈdärnd\

Definition of darn for Students

1 : very bad
  • That darned dog!
2 used to make a statement more forceful
  • a darn good meal


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