2. Interjection. (American English) Euphemism for goddamn; an expression of anger or annoyance. ¹
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Definition of Doggone
1. damned [v -GONED, -GONING, -GONES] - See also: damned
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doggone
Literary usage of Doggone
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Phono-bretto: (phonograph Libretto) The Indispensible Companion of the (1919)
"My whistle's getting dry, It seems as if I hear that mongrel whine; Where's that doggone, doggone dog of mine? I should worry like a tree and have somebody ..."
2. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"doggone or doggoned is also, in all -probability, original with us, ... be doggone if you ever pick a pound of cotton." (Putnam's Magazine, July, 1868. ..."
3. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"Some doggone idjit 's let his fish hang over," said a boatman confidentially to the whole fleet ... You '11 have every doggone shark in the Gulf in no time. ..."