Damn Definition

dăm
damned, damning, damns
verb
damned, damning, damns
To condemn as guilty.
Webster's New World
To condemn to an unhappy fate; doom.
Webster's New World
To condemn to endless punishment.
Webster's New World
To swear or curse; say “damn,” etc.
Webster's New World
To condemn as bad or inferior.
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interjection
Used to express anger, annoyance, disappointment, etc.
Webster's New World
noun
damns
The saying of “damn” as a curse.
Webster's New World
The least valuable bit; a jot.
Not worth a damn.
American Heritage

(profane) A small, negligible quantity, being of little value.

The new hires aren't worth a damn.
Wiktionary

(profane) The smallest amount of concern or consideration.

I don’t give a damn.
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adjective
Damned.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
(profane) Generic intensifier.
Shut the damn door!
Wiktionary
adverb

(profane) Awfully, extremely.

That car was going damn fast!
Wiktionary
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idiom
damn well
  • Without any doubt; positively:

    I am damn well going to file charges against him.

American Heritage
damn with faint praise
  • to praise with so little enthusiasm as, in effect, to disparage or condemn
Webster's New World
not give a damn
  • not care at all
Webster's New World
not worth a damn
  • worthless
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Damn

Noun

Singular:
damn
Plural:
damns

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Damn

Origin of Damn

  • Middle English dampnen from Old French dampner from Latin damnāre to condemn, inflict loss upon from damnum loss

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dampnen, from Old French damner, from Latin damnare (“to condemn, inflict loss upon”), from damnum (“loss”).

    From Wiktionary

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