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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. 
  • Informal TermsAlso,darned. damneddamned[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), 
    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.
    Etymology:
    • perh. to be identified with Middle English dernen to keep secret, conceal, Old English (Anglian) dernan 1590–1600
    1 . See mend. 
    darn2  (därn), 
    [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).
    Etymology:
    • 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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