goddamn

noun, often capitalized
god·​damn | \ ˈgä(d)-ˈdam How to pronounce goddamn (audio) \
variants: or goddam

Definition of goddamn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal + sometimes offensive
: damn they were in no mood to give a good goddamn about anything— Robert Lowry

goddamn

verb, often capitalized
variants: or goddam
goddamned or goddammed; goddamning or goddamming; goddamns or goddams

Definition of goddamn (Entry 2 of 2)

informal + sometimes offensive
: damn

First Known Use of goddamn

Noun

1640, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Goddamn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goddamn. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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