Definition of damn adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dæm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dæm//
    (also damned) (informal)
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  1. 1a swear word that people use to show that they are annoyed with somebody/something Don't be so damn silly! What a damn stupid question! You know damn well (= you know very well) what I mean! I'll damn well leave tonight (= I am determined to).
  2. 2a swear word that people use to emphasize what they are saying damn good We got out pretty damned fast! I'm damn sure she had no idea.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French dam(p)ner, from Latin dam(p)nare ‘inflict loss on’, from damnum ‘loss, damage’.Idioms (British English) nothing I know damn all about computers.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: damn