doggone

verb
dog·​gone | \ˈdäg-ˈgän, ˈdȯg-ˈgȯn\
doggoned; doggoning

Definition of doggone 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: damn

dog·​gone | \ˌdäg-ˌgän(d), ˌdȯg-ˌgȯn(d)\
variants: or doggoned

Definition of doggone (Entry 2 of 3)

: damned

doggone

noun

Definition of doggone (Entry 3 of 3)

: damn

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Synonyms for doggone

Synonyms: Adjective or adverb

accursed (or accurst), blasted, confounded, cotton-picking, cursed (also curst), cussed, damnable, dang, danged, darn (also durn), darned (also durned), deuced, freaking, goddamned (or goddamn), infernal

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Examples of doggone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective or adverb

On Wednesday, October 25, the Hallmark Channel is getting doggone fancy. Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living, "Don’t Miss the 2017 Hero Dog Awards on the Hallmark Channel," 18 Oct. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Don’t look at me and start believing ‘anybody can make it.’ That’s a doggone lie. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of doggone

Verb

1819, in the meaning defined above

Adjective or adverb

1850, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doggone

Verb

euphemism for God damn

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The first known use of doggone was in 1819

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doggone

verb

English Language Learners Definition of doggone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

—used as a more polite form of damn

doggone

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of doggone (Entry 2 of 2)

—used as a more polite form of damn

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