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Adjective: doggone  'dóg'gón or 'dog'gon
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Expletive used informally as an intensifier
    "he's a doggone idiot";
    - blasted, blame [N. Amer], blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal, dashed [Brit]
Verb: doggone  'dóg'gón or 'dog'gon
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    "The bad witch doggoned the child";
    - curse, beshrew [archaic], damn, bedamn [archaic], anathemize, anathemise [Brit], imprecate, maledict [archaic], dang [N. Amer]

Derived forms: doggoning, doggones, doggoned

See also: cursed, curst

Type of: arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir

Encyclopedia: Doggone