darn
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /dɑɹn/
  • (New England) IPA: /daːn/
  • (RP) IPA: /dɑːn/
Adjective

darn (not comparable)

  1. (euphemistic) Damn.
Synonyms
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Adverb

darn (not comparable)

  1. (degree, euphemistic) Damned.
Interjection
  1. (euphemistic) Damn.
Synonyms
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Verb

darn (darns, present participle darning; past and past participle darned)

  1. (transitive) Euphemism of damn.
Synonyms Verb

darn (darns, present participle darning; past and past participle darned)

  1. (transitive, sewing) To repair by stitching with thread or yarn, particularly by using a needle to construct a weave across a damaged area of fabric.
    I need to darn these socks again.
    • c. 1703-1720, Jonathan Swift, An Essay on the Fates of Clergymen
      He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darning his stockings.
Related terms Translations Noun

darn (plural darns)

  1. A place mended by darning.



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