Definition of dammit in English:



  • Used to express anger and frustration.

    • ‘We told them that we did not want them to fix it - we want a brand new washer that works the first time we use it, dammit!’
    • ‘Trains aren't supposed to get that close to waves, dammit!’
    • ‘He is giving the cable company a choice - a choice they never gave him, dammit!’
    • ‘Sure the film is somewhat sappy and manipulative but its sappy and manipulative in a manly way dammit!’
    • ‘They are desperate to prove to themselves, and the world, that they're as good, no better, dammit!’
    • ‘I suppose I'm a bit of a hoarder in many ways, but that was my data, dammit!’
    • ‘It's images of the Northern Lights like this which make me wish that I lived a few degrees further north, dammit!’
    • ‘First she was Miss Universe, now she's a travel show host… they're my dream jobs, dammit!’
    • ‘We'd just prefer a composer who, rather than hiding his expressive potential, expressed something, dammit!’
    • ‘I am officially on the wagon as they say, for the next month or so, and dammit!’


Mid 19th century: alteration of damn it.