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dog·gone

doggone

 
pronunciation:
daw gawn [or] daw gan
parts of speech:
interjection, transitive verb, adjective, adverb
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part of speech: interjection
definition: (informal) Damn! or Darn! (used to avoid profanity).
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: doggones, doggoning, doggoned
definition: (informal) used to condemn (something).
Doggone these bugs!
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: doggonedest
definition: (informal) damned.
Turn down that doggone music!
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part of speech: adverb
definition: (informal) damned.
This traffic is so doggone slow!
similar words:
damn
derivations: doggoned (adj.), doggoned (adv.)