Durn



[durn] /dɜrn/

adjective, adverb, verb (used with object), noun, Informal.
1.
2 .
/dɜːn/
interjection, adjective, adverb, noun
1.
a US variant of darn2

adjective

(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns

adverb

: She was darn excited

interjection

(also darn it or dern it or durn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Darn, I’ve dropped my glockenspiel!

[1780s+; euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo; probably based on earlier darnation, ”damnation,” attested by 1798]

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