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 (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.]
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(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.]
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adj (US inf) → verdammt (inf)
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