dayum

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Respelling of damn to reflect emphatic stress and a Southern US drawl, in which the vowel is broken into gliding vowels.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdæ̙jəm], [ˈdeəjəm]

Interjection[edit]

dayum!

  1. (slang, emphatic) Eye dialect spelling of damn, representing Southern US English.
    Oh, man, did you see her?! Dayum! She was hella fine!