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doggone

verb dog·gone \ ˈdäg-ˈgän , ˈdȯg-ˈgȯn \

Definition of doggone

doggoned; doggoning
: damn

Origin and Etymology of doggone

euphemism for God damn

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doggone

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

Definition of doggone

: damned

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First Known Use of doggone

1850

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doggone

noun

Definition of doggone

: damn

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First Known Use of doggone

1922

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DOGGONE Defined for English Language Learners

doggone

Definition of doggone for English Language Learners

  • —used as a more polite form of damn


doggone

Definition of doggone for English Language Learners

  • —used as a more polite form of damn



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