From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdarndarn1 /dɑːn $ dɑːrn/ (also darn it/him/them etc) interjection American English informal 🔊 🔊 used to show that you are annoyed or disappointed syn damn 🔊 Darn! I forgot my keys! 🔊 Darn it! I’ll have to do it all myself!darndarn2 (also darned) adjective spoken informal 🔊 🔊 1VERYused to emphasize how bad, stupid, unfair etc someone or something is syn damn 🔊 The darn fool got lost on the way.2 →a darn sight better/harder etc —darn, darned adverb 🔊 It was a darned good movie.
darndarn3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DCto repair a hole in a piece of clothing by stitchingwool over it 🔊 Her cardigan had been darned at the elbows.► see thesaurus at repair→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
darn• Considering the arduousnature of their work, these requiredarning and stitching all too often.• Gosh darn it, I expected it to be done.• Loopy Lil gently smiled her new even welfare smile while Mrs Hollidaye darned lisle stockings.• Sore eyes I may have, but at least I am not blind and can still darn my own stockings.• If it could darnsocks, I'd marry it.