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Meaning of doggone

dog•gone

Pronunciation: (dôg'gôn', -gon', dog'-), [key]
— v.t., adj., adv. -goned, -goning, -gon•est,
—v.t.
  1. to damn: Doggone your silly advice!
—adj.
  1. damned; confounded: a doggone fool; Well, I'll be doggoned.
—adv.
  1. damned: He's a doggone poor sport.
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