goddamn or god·dam [god-dam]Informal: Sometimes Offensive. ExamplesWord Origin interjection
- (used as an exclamation of any strong feeling, especially of disgust or irritation, and often followed by it.)
- the utterance of “goddamn” in swearing or for emphasis.
- something of negligible value; damn: not to give a good goddamn.
verb (used with object)
- to curse (someone or something) as being contemptible or worthless; damn.
verb (used without object)
- to use the word “goddamn”; swear.
I couldn’t see a God-damn thing; it was so black and I was so nerved up.
John Dos Passos
You lazy, guzzling, good-for-nothing son of a God-damn loafer!
Some people think the Secretary is god-almighty, but he’s just a god-damn civilian.
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for god-damn goddamn interjection Also: God damn
- an oath expressing anger, surprise, etc
adverb Also: goddam, goddam, goddamned
- (intensifier)a goddamn fool
Word Origin and History for god-damn goddamn
Mais, fussent-ils [les anglais] cent mille Goddem de plus qu’a present, ils n’auront pas ce royaume. [Joan of Arc, 1431, quoted in Prosper de Barante’s “Histoire des ducs de Bourgogne”]
Goddammes was the nickname given by Puritans to Cavaliers, in consequence of the latter’s supposed frequent employment of that oath.