Tarnation meaning

tär-nāshən
Used to express anger or annoyance.
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The act of damning or the condition of being damned.
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What in tarnation is that?

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(archaic) The act or process of damnation or reprobation; hell.

What in tarnation is going on?

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Origin of tarnation

  • Alteration (influenced by tarnal) of darnation

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

  • From darnation, influenced by tarnal (from "eternal"), from (euphemistic) damnation; see darn.

    From Wiktionary