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Definition of doggone adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doggone

 adjectiveadverb,exclamation
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdɒɡɒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːɡɡɔːn//
 
[only before noun] adverb, exclamation (North American English, informal)
 
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used to show that you are annoyed or surprised Where's the doggone key? Don't drive so doggone fast. Well, doggone it! Word Origin early 19th cent.: probably from dog on it, euphemism for God damn it.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: doggone