Meaning of dammit in English:

dammit

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exclamation

informal
  • Used to express anger or frustration.

    • ‘Stop, Ruth, dammit. I said stop it, right now’
    • ‘Trains aren't supposed to get that close to waves, dammit!’
    • ‘First she was Miss Universe, now she's a travel show host… they're my dream jobs, dammit!’
    • ‘We told them that we did not want them to fix it - we want a brand new washer that works the first time we use it, dammit!’
    • ‘We'd just prefer a composer who, rather than hiding his expressive potential, expressed something, dammit!’
    • ‘They are desperate to prove to themselves, and the world, that they're as good, no better, dammit!’
    • ‘It's images of the Northern Lights like this which make me wish that I lived a few degrees further north, dammit!’
    • ‘I am officially on the wagon as they say, for the next month or so, and dammit!’
    • ‘I suppose I'm a bit of a hoarder in many ways, but that was my data, dammit!’
    • ‘He is giving the cable company a choice - a choice they never gave him, dammit!’
    • ‘Sure the film is somewhat sappy and manipulative but its sappy and manipulative in a manly way dammit!’

Phrases

    as near as dammit
    informal
    • As close to being accurate as makes no difference.

      • ‘it may not be a perfect match, but it's as near as dammit’
      • ‘Im still working every hour God sends or as near as dammit, quite frankly I'm fed up of it.’
      • ‘To Aachen in Germany - or as near as dammit - where yet another award for the Sunday Herald awaited collection, viz European Newspaper of the Year.’
      • ‘On account of not working in the city on Friday, Wednesday night effectively became my Thursday, which was as near as dammit to the end of the week - so when an invitation for drinkies was put out, I graciously accepted.’
      • ‘The side will be as near as dammit to the starting 15 that retained the All-Ireland title last September.’
      • ‘To stay in the game they needed parity, or as near as dammit, on first innings and then to lay waste once more the Australian batting when they went in for a second time.’
      • ‘The bookies rated their chances at 250-1 and that made it as near as dammit a statistical impossibility.’

Origin

Mid 19th century alteration of damn it.

Pronunciation

dammit

/ˈdamɪt/