dratted; dratting
: damn
used as a mild oath

Word History


probably euphemistic alteration of God rot

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drat was in 1815

Dictionary Entries Near drat

Cite this Entry

“Drat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drat. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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