Definition of Darnation

1. Noun. (alternative form of tarnation) ¹



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Definition of Darnation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Darnation

darky
darlin'
darling pea
darlingest
darlingly
darlingness
darlingnesses
darlings
darlingtonia
darlingtonias
darmstadtium
darn
darn tootin'
darn tooting
darn well
darnation (current term)
darnations
darndest
darndests
darned
darneder
darnedest
darnedests
darnel
darnels
darner
darners
darning
darning egg
darning eggs

Literary usage of Darnation

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1. The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem: The Record of a Brilliant Era of by Ralph D[elahaye] Paine (1912)
"I should jest as soon think on't, really. Now I'm ready to pull and haul, or wrestle, back to back, Indian hug, or any way you like, fight the darnation ..."

2. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1867)
"said another, "he's so darnation «mall." Timmy began to grow uneasy. ... "There's frogs enough in Lily Pond," said Timmy ; " but it's darnation hard work to ..."

3. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"darnation. A euphemism for damnation. “Buttermilk, by Jingo,” exclaimed the disappointed ... Saint Jingo was the only saint, and a darnation, or darn you, ..."

4. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"Where's that darnation cordial? MRS. LINCOLN. It's all right, Abraham. I told the girl to keep it out. The cupboard 's choked with papers. ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"Darned" and " darnation" are well known as doing duty for more decided forms ; and even " I vow " requires to be softened into " I vum. ..."

6. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1798 It seems as if the Irish are as incorrigible as the darnation Bostonians.—The Aurora, Phila., Aug. 14. 1800 He'll read a speech,—reads 'nation bad. ..."

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