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Definition of "dern" [dern]

  • A secret; secrecy. (noun)
  • A secret place; hiding. (noun)
  • An obscure language. (noun)
  • Darkness; obscurity. (noun)
  • Hidden; secret; private. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dern" in a sentence
  • "The 1789 quotation is from Webster, who takes darn as in darn sweet to be descended from the older word dern, originally meaning"
  • "Some kind of dern Noah, gathering up critters two by two? sophisticated Joe Walker asked."
  • "I longs to jest call the dern'd fellow out into the bushes, and ax him for a showing of his pockets. ""