1. interjection An exclamation of anger, exasperation, or irritation. A mild substitution for "goddamn it" or "damn it." A: "Oh, doggone it!" B: "What is it?" A: "Oh, this darn thing broke again."
2. interjection Used to add emphasis to something that one is saying. I just want to go to the bar for a drink with my buddies, doggone it! Is that too much to ask? Gosh, this is the first sunny day we've had in a while. Doggone it, I might just go out for a bicycle ride later!
See also: doggone
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