from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Damned; confounded.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of drat.


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  • As if the words had conjured him, the door was thrown open by the "dratted" kender.

    The Soulforge Weis, Margaret 1998

  • It was indeed hard, but every one in Kent says "dratted" when they are cross.

    The Wouldbegoods Edith 1901

  • It was indeed hard, but everyone in Kent says 'dratted' when they are cross.

    The Wouldbegoods 1891

  • A good deal of beer was drunk on the occasion, and the quintain was "dratted" and

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope 1848

  • Now Mrs Crocket had certainly 'dratted' and 'darned' the boy, who wouldn't come as fast as she had wished, and had laughed at Mrs

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope 1848

  • "You must drop that and 'dratted' and 'I'll swan'; for I don't think you could tell what any of them mean.

    That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan 1900

  • Now, um, we just have to write the dratted things.

    and i can feel it in my bones, i'm gonna spend my whole life alone casacorona 2009

  • Somebody had contacted me to let me know they never received a book from the January book sale, and I had promised to send a replacement, and now I can't find the dratted email.

    Okay, I'm an idiot. cmpriest 2009

  • She wanted to be angry at him for being so dratted in control while she was writhing and moaning, but it was hard to be angry when the most amazing feelings were rocketing through her.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady Deborah Gonzales 2011

  • Fun story, reminds me of all the dratted ‘parties’ coming up the next week.

    HOLIDAY PARTY SUBJUNCTIVE • by Kevin Jewell 2009


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