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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
darn1 /dɑrn/USA pronunciation   v. [ + obj]
  1. Clothingto sew and mend with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and weaving rows in and out.

n. [countable]
  1. a place or area that has been darned.
darn•er, n. [countable]

darn2 /dɑrn/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Informal TermsAlso,  darned. damned[before a noun]:It's a darn shame.

adv. 
  1. damned:You're darn right I'm angry.

v. [ + obj]
  1. Informal Termsto curse;
    damn:Darn that pesky fly!

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
darn1  (därn),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to mend, as torn clothing, with rows of stitches, sometimes by crossing and interweaving rows to span a gap.

n. 
  1. a darned place, as in a garment:an old sock full of darns.
  • perh. to be identified with Middle English dernen to keep secret, conceal, Old English (Anglian) dernan 1590–1600
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  mend. 

darn2  (därn),USA pronunciation [Informal.]
adj., adv. 
  1. Informal Termsdarned.

v.t. 
  1. Informal Termsto curse;
    damn:Darn that pesky fly!

n. 
  1. Informal Termsgive a darn. See  damn (def. 11).
  • see darned 1775–85


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

darn /dɑːn/ vb
  1. to mend (a hole or a garment) with a series of crossing or interwoven stitches
n
  1. a patch of darned work on a garment
Etymology: 16th Century: probably from French (Channel Islands dialect) darner; compare Welsh, Breton darn piece

ˈdarner n ˈdarning n
darn /dɑːn/ interj , adj , adv , n
  1. a euphemistic word for damndamndamndamn, damn



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