\ 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

Definition of darn (Entry 2 of 5)

: a place that has been darned a sweater full of darns
\ ˈdärn How to pronounce darn (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈdərn How to pronounce durn (audio) \

Definition of darn (Entry 3 of 5)

variants: or less commonly durn
darned also durned

Definition of darn (Entry 4 of 5)

variants: or less commonly durn

Definition of darn (Entry 5 of 5)

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Other Words from darn

Verb (1)

darner noun

Verb (2)

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

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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The first known use of darn was circa 1600

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“Darn.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darns. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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
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 forcefula darn good meal

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