God-damn



[god-dam] /ˈgɒdˈdæm/ Informal: Sometimes Offensive.

interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of any strong feeling, especially of disgust or irritation, and often followed by it.)
noun
2.
the utterance of “goddamn” in swearing or for emphasis.
3.
something of negligible value; damn:
not to give a good goddamn.
adjective
4.
(def 2).
adverb
5.
.
verb (used with object)
6.
to curse (someone or something) as being contemptible or worthless; damn.
verb (used without object)
7.
to use the word “goddamn”; swear.
/ˈɡɒdˈdæm/
interjection
1.
an oath expressing anger, surprise, etc
adverb
2.
(intensifier): a goddamn fool

late 14c., from god + damn.

Mais, fussent-ils [les anglais] cent mille Goddem de plus qu’a present, ils n’auront pas ce royaume. [Joan of Arc, 1431, quoted in Prosper de Barante’s “Histoire des ducs de Bourgogne”]

Goddammes was the nickname given by Puritans to Cavaliers, in consequence of the latter’s supposed frequent employment of that oath.

adjective

Accursed; wretched; nasty; fucking •Often used for euphony and rhythm of emphasis: Take your God-damn foot off my God-damn toes

[1851+; much older than the date given; as an oath, found by 1640]

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