- 1a swear word that people use to show that they are annoyed with someone or something Where's that damn book! The damned thing won't start! It's none of your damn business! He's a damn nuisance!
- 2a swear word that people use to emphasize what they are saying What a damn shame!
NAmE//dæm//(also damned) [only before noun] (informal) (offensive)