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doggone it

exclamation of frustration; euphemism for G** damn it; used for emphasis; See also dad-blamed, gosh darn, gosh darn it in phrases.com and dagnabbit in definitions.net


  • Pre-1851 use. It looks like it may have first appeared in print in a British publication, albeit of an American vernacular dialog, in Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains by British explorer George Ruxton, 1847 (date check): "Wagh!" exclaimed one raw-boned young giant, as a bee flew past; "this feels like the old 'ooman, and mush and molasses at that! if it don't, I'll be dog-gone!

Doggone it! I lost my keys.

Submitted by TriplePurple on March 19, 2024


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