Darn meaning

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Darn is defined as a way to show disappointment or dismay, as a more proper version of the word "damn."

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!"

interjection
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To damn.
verb
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Damn (the curse)
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To darn is defined as to fix a hole in cloth by weaving a patch across the hole.

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.

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To mend (a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.
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To repair a hole, as in a garment, by weaving thread or yarn across it.
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A hole repaired by weaving thread or yarn across it.

A sock full of darns.

noun
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Used to express dissatisfaction or annoyance.
interjection
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Damn.
adjective
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To mend (cloth) or repair (a hole or tear in cloth) by sewing a network of stitches across the gap.
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A darned place in fabric.
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(degree, euphemistic) Damned.
adverb
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(euphemistic) Damn.
interjection
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Euphemism of damn.
verb
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(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.

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A place mended by darning.
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(euphemistic) Damn.
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Origin of darn

From Middle English dernen (“to keep secret, hide, conceal (a hole)”), from Old English diernan (“to hide, conceal”), from dierne (“secret”), from Proto-Germanic *darnijaz (“secret”). More at dern.