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darn

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verb \ˈdärn\

Definition of darn

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mend with interlacing stitches

  3. 2 :  to embroider by filling in with long running or interlacing stitches

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to do darning

darner

noun

Origin and Etymology of darn

perhaps from French dialect darner

Other Handicraft Terms


2

darn

noun

Definition of darn

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

First Known Use of darn

1720

Other Handicraft Terms


3

darn

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adjective or adverb \ˈdärn\
variants: or less commonly

play \ˈdərn\

Definition of darn

  1. :  damned

Origin and Etymology of darn

euphemism


4

darn

verb
variants: or less commonly

Definition of darn

  1. :  damn

darned

play \ˈdärn(d)\ or less commonly

durned

play \ˈdərn(d)\ adjective or adverb

First Known Use of darn

1781


5

darn

noun
variants: or less commonly

Definition of darn

  1. :  damn

First Known Use of darn

1840



DARN Defined for Kids

1

darn

play
verb \ˈdärn\

Definition of darn for Students

darned

;

darning

  1. :  to mend by sewing


2

darn

play
interjection

Definition of darn for Students

  1. —used to express anger or annoyance


3

darn

play
adjective \ˈdärnd\
variants: or

darned

\ˈdärnd\

Definition of darn for Students

  1. 1 :  very bad That darned dog!

  2. 2 —used to make a statement more forceful a darn good meal



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