(also danged)informal North American
Used to emphasize something, especially to express anger or frustration.
- ‘just get the dang car started!’
- ‘every danged day, it seems like there's bad news’
- ‘this is the dangedest thing I have ever seen’
- ‘some of the stuff was just dang strange’
- ‘Those in the know will understand why, and for those who haven't - well, dang!’
- ‘It's easy to see that a certain drifting melancholy was the goal, and I suppose it's successful in that regard - but dang!’
- ‘I rarely get to go to parties, and I suppose it was selfish to act like a guest at my own soirâe, but dang: I had a fine time.’
- ‘The video is on the CD and its dang cool as well.’
- ‘On top of it all, Braff has a pretty dang funny blog.’
exclamationinformal North American
Used for emphasis or to express anger or frustration.
- ‘dang, I hate not knowing if this is even being read!’
- ‘dang, that's a good story’
transitive verb[with object] informal North American
Used in various expressions for emphasis or to express anger or frustration.
- ‘I'll be danged!’
- ‘dang me, I wish I was as strong as I used to be’
- ‘ dang it, Phil, stop snoring!’
Late 18th century euphemism for damn.
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