dagnab, dagnabit (1922)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Fri Aug 12 09:08:47 UTC 2005

OED has 1969 for the interjection "dagnab" (1934 as an adjective), and
1933 for "dagnabit".

1922 _Chicago Tribune_ 26 May 8/3 Dagnab--Dawg gone--Who in the heck is
this 'ere F.F. an' what right has he to glaum my writin' efforts.
1922 _Chicago Tribune_ 26 May 8/3 Dadburnit if the dawggone thing wasn't
printed with some city slickers initials signed to it. Dagnabit!

--Ben Zimmer

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