To darn is defined as to fix a hole in cloth by weaving a patch across the hole.verb
When you use thread to weave a patch a hole in a sock, this is an example of a time when you darn the sock.
Darn is defined as a way to show disappointment or dismay, as a more proper version of the word "damn."interjection
When you slam your finger with a hammer but you do not want to shout a swear word, this is an example of a time when you would shout "darn!"YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: < MFr dial. darner, to piece together, mend < Bret darn, a piece < IE base *der-, to pull off, split apart > tear
- darner noun
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective, adverb, interjection
- darned adjective, adverb
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verb darned darned, darn·ing, darns verb, transitive
Origin: French dialectal darner, perhaps from Norman French darne, piece, from Breton darn.
Origin: Alteration of damn.