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v. darned, darn·ing, darns
To mend (a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.
To repair a hole, as in a garment, by weaving thread or yarn across it.
A hole repaired by weaving thread or yarn across it: a sock full of darns.
[Perhaps from Middle English dernen, to conceal, from dialectal Old English (Anglia) dernan, variant of Old English diernan, dyrnan; see dher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Used to express dissatisfaction or annoyance.
adv. & adj.
tr.v. darned, darn·ing, darns
[Alteration of damn.]
articles to be darned.