- (General American) IPA(key): /dɑɹn/
- (New England) IPA(key): /daːn/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɑːn/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)n
darn (not comparable)
- See Thesaurus:damned
darn (not comparable)
- (degree, euphemistic) Damned.
- 2021 September 6, Zack Handlen, “Rick And Morty ends its fifth season looking for an escape hatch”, in AV Club:
- Of the two episodes, “Mortshall” is slightly weaker, while still being pretty darn good. I spent a lot of this season bemoaning the weaker entries, and like I said last time, it’s shit like this that makes me complain when stuff gets super dumb.
- See Thesaurus:dammit
From Middle English dernen (“to keep secret, hide, conceal (a hole)”), from Old English diernan (“to hide, conceal”), from Proto-West Germanic *darnijan, from Proto-West Germanic *darnī (“hidden, secret”). Related to Old English dyrne, dierne (“secret”, adjective).
- (transitive, sewing) To repair by stitching with thread or yarn, particularly by using a needle to construct a weave across a damaged area of fabric.
- I need to darn these socks again.
- a. 1746, Jonathan Swift, “An Essay on the Fates of Clergymen”, in Thomas Sheridan and John Nichols, editors, The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, […], volume V, new edition, London: […] J[oseph] Johnson, […], published 1801, OCLC 1184656746, page 116:
- He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in reading his courses, dozing, clipping papers, or darning his stockings; which last he performed to admiration.
Predominantly used to described repairs to stockings or socks. The frequency of references to both follows their general prominence, references to stockings being more historically prominent, references to socks being more recently prominent.
darn (plural darns)
- A place mended by darning.
darn m or f (plural darnau)
- a piece
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “darn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies