goddam

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French goddamn ‎(English person), from the English propensity for swearing "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. Misspelling of goddamn.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the English propensity for swearing "goddamn".

Noun[edit]

goddam ? ‎(plural goddams)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) 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.