verb (dratted; dratting) Etymology: probably euphemistic alteration of God rot Date: 1815 damn — used as a mild oath

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  • drat — /drat/, v., dratted, dratting, interj. v.t. 1. to damn; confound: Drat your interference. interj. 2. (used to express mild disgust, disappointment, or the like): Drat, there goes another button off my shirt. [1805 15; alter. of (o)d rot God rot… …   Universalium

  • Drat! — [drat] exclam. Damn! □ Drat! I’m late! □ Oh, drat! Another broken nail! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Drat — is a minced oath and may refer to: Drat! The Cat!, a musical A phrase used by Dick Dastardly This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here …   Wikipedia

  • drat — [drat] interj. [aphetic < od rot < God rot] darn: a mild oath …   English World dictionary

  • drat — [dræt] interjection old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: God rot] used to show you are annoyed >dratted adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drat — [ dræt ] interjection OLD FASHIONED used for showing that you are annoyed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drat — 1815, disguised form of exclamation God rot (something or someone) …   Etymology dictionary

  • drat — ► EXCLAMATION ▪ used to express mild annoyance. DERIVATIVES dratted adjective. ORIGIN shortening of od rat, a euphemism for God rot …   English terms dictionary

  • drat — car·bo·hy·drat·u·ria; cath·e·drat·ic; cath·e·drat·i·cum; ce·drat; drat; qua·drat·i·cal; re·hy·drat·able; qua·drat·ic; dec·a·hy·drat·ed; de·hy·drat·er; qua·drat·i·cal·ly; …   English syllables

  • Drat! — int Interjection of frustration. Drat! I think I lost my lucky cat s foot! 1810s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • drat — oh no, nuts, rats, scrut    Drat! I ve lost the key. How can we get into the apartment? …   English idioms

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