give a darn

variants: less commonly

care a darn

Definition of give a darn

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to care at all about someone or something —used in negative statements I don't give a darn what people say about me.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

darnplay
  1. :  to mend with interlacing stitches

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

    :  to do darning

  1. :  a place that has been darned

  1. :  damned

  1. :  damn

  1. :  damn


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