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 Dictionary entry overview: What does darn mean? 

DARN (noun)
  The noun DARN has 3 senses:

1. a euphemism for 'damn'
2. something of little value
3. sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

  Familiarity information: DARN used as a noun is uncommon.

DARN (verb)
  The verb DARN has 1 sense:

1. repair by sewing

  Familiarity information: DARN used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DARN (noun)

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A euphemism for 'damn'

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("darn" is a kind of...):

euphemism (an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive)

Sense 2darn [BACK TO TOP]


Something of little value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


tinker's damn; tinker's dam; shucks; red cent; damn; darn; hoot; shit

Context examples:

his promise is not worth a damn / not worth one red cent / not worth shucks

Hypernyms ("darn" is a kind of...):

ineptitude; worthlessness (having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful)

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Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


mend; darn; patch

Context example:

her stockings had several mends

Hypernyms ("darn" is a kind of...):

sewing; stitchery (needlework on which you are working with needle and thread)

DARN (verb)

Sense 1darn [BACK TO TOP]


Repair by sewing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

darn socks

Hypernyms (to "darn" is one way to...):

bushel; doctor; fix; furbish up; mend; repair; restore; touch on (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken)

"Darn" entails doing...:

run up; sew; sew together; stitch (fasten by sewing; do needlework)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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