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Darn appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Darn dawn dog gone!
    (The sometimes annoying pet canine is not at home this morning.)

Darn appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • So I darn on, a canon radios.
  • "So I darn on," a Canon radios.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun darn:


The word darn is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Definition of the noun darn

What does darn mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: darns

  1. something of little value
  2. sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of darn: mend / patch
    • more generic words: sewing / stitchery = needlework on which you are working with needle and thread

Definition of the adjective darn

What does darn mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: darner |

  1. [euphemistic] Damn.

Definition of the adverb darn

What does darn mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. [context: degree, euphemistic] Damned.

Definition of the verb darn

What does darn mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: darned | darning | darns

  1. repair by sewing

Alternative definition of the verb darn


  1. [transitive] Euphemism of damn.
  2. [transitive] [sewing] To repair by stitching with thread or yarn, particularly by using a needle to construct a weave across a damaged area of fabric.

Other definitions of darn

What does darn also mean?


  1. [euphemistic] Damn.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for darn

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Google previewNyhus and Condon's Hernia (2002)

by Robert J. Fitzgibbons, A. Gerson Greenburg, Lloyd Milton Nyhus

The darn is a second layer on top of the first approximating layer. The sutures may be parallel or in a crisscross fashion, plicating well into the inguinal ligament below. The darn must be carried well over the medial edge of the inguinal canal.

Google previewReport of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army (1882)

by United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

The darn is an ordinary crib-dam of timber filled ...

Google previewMathematical Modeling for the Scientific Method (2011)

by David W. Pravica, Michael J. Spurr

darn is the aggregate rate of expansion of the fluid flowing along V in R. One might expect that this. 370 CHAPTER 6 VEcToR CALCULUS 6.9 ...

Google previewShackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (2012)

by Charles J. Yeo, David W McFadden, John H. Pemberton, Jeffrey H. Peters, Jeffrey B. Matthews

The darn is a second layer ...

Google previewEngineering News-record (1891)


The darn is a splendid one. but had to be made very strong. The river is one that sometimes rises as much as 60ft. in a few hours, and in flood times is a torrent of magnitude. From the crest of the dam to the level of the water below (as shown in ...

Google previewA shorthand dictionary

by J.B. Dimbleby

агаты Ваш-с, dramatic anrnr, dormitory Duns-r, дышишь Dax, darn, ими, drnnc, adorn Dnc, dni-mcs Dimmi, ать Dnscxuic, dranclúng Duna, daring, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: D-G (1900)

by Joseph Wright

The most extraordinary of all disorders to which cattle in this country are liable is the darn. . . . According as the animal is affected in its evacuatory functions, the disease is called the soft or hard darn. . . . No remedy has yet been found to ...

Google previewThe encyclopædic dictionary. 7 vols. [in 14]. (1883)

by Robert Hunter

" To darn up the rent« of schism.** — Mttton. B. Intrans. ; To mend ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

darn ...

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Quotes about darn

Two kinds of ballplayers aren't worth a darn: One that never does what he's told, and one who does nothin' except what he's told. (Bum Phillips)
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Scrabble value of D2A1R1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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