Also found in: Idioms.


 (dôg′gôn′, -gŏn′, dŏg′-) Informal
tr. & intr.v. dog·goned, dog·gon·ing, dog·gones
To damn.
interj. & n.
adv. & adj. also dog·goned (-gônd′, -gŏnd′)

[Alteration of Scots dagone, alteration of goddamn.]


(ˈdɔgˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn, ˈdɒg-)

v.t. -goned, -goning, v.t.
1. to damn; confound.
2. Also, doggoned. damned; confounded.
3. Also, doggoned. damned: a doggone poor sport.
[1850–55, Amer.]


adj (US inf) → verdammt (inf)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Take advice from an old timer, parson, and make back tracks, for nothing 'ill fetch 'em except a regular doggoned good pounding.
After a few months I gave the doggoned thing away and have done all my checkering ever since then in my lap, usually seated on the couch or in a comfortable chair.
And doggoned if Gerson didn't blame the current mess that's become the Republican Party on, of course, President Obama.
While I make no claims in the expert department, I have experienced some pretty doggoned good luck in ground blinds, thus qualifying me as "reasonably experienced.
quoting Zehmer's characterization of the encounter as "two doggoned drunks bluffing to see who could talk the biggest and say the most" (internal quotation mark omitted)).
But by that time maybe he had a new thought, 'And that is the reason I am singin' the doggoned song'" (VLH, Track 5).
Wells's Algebra, which I mentioned was my high school nemesis, and I worked every problem in the doggoned book.
What has he done but twist and skew and distort and discolor and belittle and be pretty this whole doggoned country?