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Meaning of DARN

Pronunciation:  dârn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something of little value; "it is not worth a damn"; "not worth shucks"
  2. [n]  a euphemism for `damn'
  3. [v]  repair by sewing, esp. of socks
 

DARN is a 4 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: damn, hoot, shit, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn
 
 See Also: bushel, doctor, euphemism, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, run up, sew, sew together, stitch, touch on, worthlessness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Darn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Darned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Darning}.] [OE. derne, prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. darnio
    to piece, break in pieces, W. & Arm. to E. tear. Cf. {Tear},
    v. t.]
    To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn
    or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or
    thread.
    
          He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darning
          his stockins.                            --Swift.
    
    {Darning last}. See under {Last}.
    
    {Darning needle}.
    (a) A long, strong needle for mending holes or rents,
        especially in stockings.
    (b) (Zo["o]l.) Any species of dragon fly, having a long,
        cylindrical body, resembling a needle. These flies are
        harmless and without stings.
    
    Note: [In this sense, usually written with a hyphen.] Called
          also {devil's darning-needle}.
    
    
  2. \Darn\, n.
    A place mended by darning.
    
    
  3. \Darn\, v. t.
    A colloquial euphemism for {Damn}.
    
    
 
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