darn

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See also: darń

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A minced oath of damn.

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darn (not comparable)

  1. (euphemistic) Damn.
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darn (not comparable)

  1. (degree, euphemistic) Damned.

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darn

  1. (euphemistic) Damn.
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darn (third-person singular simple present darns, present participle darning, simple past and past participle darned)

  1. (transitive) Euphemism of damn.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English dernen (to keep secret, hide, conceal (a hole)), from Old English diernan (to hide, conceal), from dyrne, dierne (secret), from Proto-West Germanic *darnī (hidden, secret).

Verb[edit]

Darning

darn (third-person singular simple present darns, present participle darning, simple past and past participle darned)

  1. (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.

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Predominantly used to described repairs to stockings or socks. The frequency of references to both follows their general prominence with references to stockings being more historically prominent and references to socks being more recently prominent.

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Noun[edit]

darn (plural darns)

  1. A place mended by darning.
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