doggone dog"gone, v. t. [Euphemism for God-damn.] Damn; -- used to express displeasure or annoyance; as, doggone it!. [Informal] [PJC]

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  • Doggone — may refer to: Doggone Crazy, an episode of the animated television series King Of The Hill. Doggone Records, a Florida based indie pop, acoustic, rock, and country music record label. Doggone Right, a 1969 single recorded by Smokey Robinson The… …   Wikipedia

  • doggone — dog gone, doggoned dog goned, a. [Euphemism from God damned.] Damned; confounded; used as an expression of displeasure; as, I wish those doggone telemarketers would quit calling at suppertime. [Informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doggone — dog gone, doggoned dog goned, adv. Damned; darned; used as an informal intensifier; as, he s a doggoned good golfer. [Informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doggone — 1851, Amer.Eng., a fantastic perversion of god damned [Weekley]. But Mencken favors the theory that it is a blend form of dog on it; in fact it is still often used with it following. It is thus a brother to the old English phrase, a pox upon it,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • doggone — [dôg′gôn′] interj. [euphemism for God damn] damn; darn: used variously to express anger, irritation, surprise, pleasure, etc. vt. doggoned, doggoning Informal to damn n. Informal a damn adj. Informal damned: also doggoned …   English World dictionary

  • doggone — verb (T) doggone it AmE old fashioned spoken used when you are slightly annoyed that something has happened: The door blew open and, doggone it, if the chickens didn t get loose! doggone, doggoned adjective: That doggone cat! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • doggone — /dawg gawn , gon , dog /, v.t., doggoned, doggoning, adj., superl. doggonest, adv. Informal. v.t. 1. to damn: Doggone your silly advice! adj. 2. Also, doggoned. damned; confounded: a doggone fool; Well, I ll be doggoned. adv. 3. Also, doggoned.… …   Universalium

  • doggone — dog|gone [ˈdɔgɔn US ˈdo:go:n] v [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: God damn or God damned] doggone it AmE spoken old fashioned used when you are slightly annoyed about something >doggone adj adv ▪ What are those doggone kids doing in my yard? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doggone — /ˈdɒgɒn/ (say dogon) US Colloquial –adjective 1. darned; damn: *I d tell him to get rid of that doggone Paula Jones case –aap news, 1998. –adverb 2. (an intensifier): he s doggone rich. –interjection Also, doggone it. 3. (an exclamation of mild… …   Australian English dictionary

  • doggone — 1. adjective Euphemism for goddamned. I lost my doggone keys again! 2. interjection Euphemism for goddamn; an expression of anger or annoyance. Doggone! I lost my keys again …   Wiktionary

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