Definition of darn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɑːn//
; NAmE NAmE//dɑːrn//
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a place on a piece of clothing that has been repaired by darning a sweater with darns in the elbows Word Originnoun early 17th cent.: perhaps from dialect dern ‘to hide’, which is from Old English diernan, of West Germanic origin; compare with Middle Dutch dernen ‘stop holes in (a dyke)’.
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