goddam

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French goddam (English person), from English goddamn.

Noun[edit]

goddam (plural goddams)

  1. (Gallicism, chiefly in the plural) An English person, from the perspective of a French person or in the context of French history.
    • 1991, Philip George Hill, Our Dramatic Heritage: Reactions to realism, page 90:
      That is why the goddams will take Orleans. And you cannot stop them, nor ten thousand like you.

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

goddam

  1. (uncommon) Alternative spelling of goddamn

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English goddamn, in reference to the English propensity for swearing. Originally used in the Hundred Years War.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔ.dam/
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Noun[edit]

goddam m (plural goddams)

  1. (chiefly in the plural, ethnic slur) an English person
    • 1932, Thierry Sandre, Le corsaire Pellot qui courut pour le roi, page 81:
      Ah! ah! dit-il en riant, il serait digne d'un goddam, si les goddams savaient tirer si droit.
      Ah! ah! he laughed, he would be worthy of an Englishman, if the Englishmen knew how to shoot so straight.

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