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Definition of "darn" []

  • To mend (a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole. (verb-transitive)
  • To repair a hole, as in a garment, by weaving thread or yarn across it. (verb-intransitive)
  • A hole repaired by weaving thread or yarn across it: a sock full of darns. (noun)
  • Used to express dissatisfaction or annoyance. (interjection)
  • Damn. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "darn" in a sentence
  • "Otherwise it reads as an aggressive attack without just cause. on January 5, 2008 at 12: 41 am | Reply notellin darn IG got in first, should not have typed so much on January 5, 2008 at 1: 18 am | Reply Southern town cop"
  • "Maybe I'm being near-sighted here, but I can't name a darn mystery author, one who solely writes mysteries, who'd pull in those numbers to a live gig."
  • "I'd worked with her before on Alias and she's always happy and always pleasant to everyone really and when she swears she says thing like 'darnit' and 'darn' - now even The Waltons go a bit (further)."