Definitions for: Darn

[n] something of little value; "it is not worth a damn"; "not worth shucks"
[n] a euphemism for `damn'
[v] repair by sewing, esp. of socks

Webster (1913) Definition: Darn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Darned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Darning.] [OE. derne, prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. darnio
to piece, break in pieces, W. & Arm. to E. tear. Cf. Tear,
v. t.]
To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn
or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or

He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darning
his stockins. --Swift.

Darning last. See under Last.

Darning needle.
(a) A long, strong needle for mending holes or rents,
especially in stockings.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any species of dragon fly, having a long,
cylindrical body, resembling a needle. These flies are
harmless and without stings.

Note: [In this sense, usually written with a hyphen.] Called
also devil's darning-needle.

Darn, n.
A place mended by darning.

Darn, v. t.
A colloquial euphemism for Damn.

Synonyms: damn, hoot, shit, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn

See Also: bushel, doctor, euphemism, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, run up, sew, sew together, stitch, touch on, worthlessness

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