darn

verb (1)
\ ˈdärn How to pronounce darn (audio) \
darned; darning; darns

Definition of darn

 (Entry 1 of 5)

transitive verb

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

darn

noun (1)

Definition of darn (Entry 2 of 5)

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

darn

adjective or adverb
\ ˈdärn How to pronounce darn (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈdərn How to pronounce darn (audio) \

Definition of darn (Entry 3 of 5)

: damned

darn

verb (2)
variants: or less commonly durn
darned also durned

Definition of darn (Entry 4 of 5)

: damn

darn

noun (2)
variants: or less commonly durn

Definition of darn (Entry 5 of 5)

: damn

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Other Words from darn

Verb (1)

darner noun

Verb (2)

darned \ ˈdärn(d) How to pronounce darn (audio) \ or less commonly durned \ ˈdərn(d) How to pronounce darn (audio) \ adjective or adverb

Synonyms for darn

Synonyms: Verb (1)

Synonyms: Adjective or adverb

Synonyms: Noun (2)

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First Known Use of darn

Verb (1)

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (1)

1720, in the meaning defined above

Adjective or adverb

1781, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1781, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for darn

Verb (1)

perhaps from French dialect darner

Adjective or adverb

euphemism

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“Darn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darn. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for darn

darn

verb
\ ˈdärn How to pronounce darn (audio) \
darned; darning

Kids Definition of darn

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to mend by sewing

Kids Definition of darn (Entry 2 of 3)

used to express anger or annoyance

darn

adjective
variants: or darned \ ˈdärnd \

Kids Definition of darn (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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