Definition of Give a damn

1. Verb. Show no concern or interest; always used in the negative. "She doesn't give a damn about her job"


Definition of Give a damn

1. Verb. To be concerned about, have an interest in, to care (about something). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Give A Damn

giust
giusted
giusting
giusto
giusts
giv'n
give-and-go
give-and-take
give-away shop
give-away shops
give-up the ghost
give 110%
give a bad name
give a damn (current term)
give a good account of oneself
give a gun
give a hang
give a hoot
give a hundred percent
give a light
give a loose
give a man a fish
give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
give a monkey's
give a person line
give a rat's arse

Literary usage of Give a damn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon by Oregon Supreme Court (1921)
"The words he used, 'He didn't give a damn for me,' and it was only because of our ... And he said, 'I don't give a damn how you get it or where you get it. ..."

2. Marijuana Use in America: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary U. S (1996)
"We have to keep a full court press on this narcotics issue because these kids themselves want to be told, and when you don't give a damn, they don't give a ..."

3. Theodore Roosevelt and His Time Shown in His Own Letters by Joseph Bucklin Bishop (1920)
""I don't give a damn for his superior officers!" exclaimed the Senator. "Well, Senator," said the President, "I don't give a damn for the Legislature of ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Some of Cohen's examples de bet your bottom boots, from bet your boots and our bottom dollar; couldn ‘t give a damn less, from In ‘1 care less and don ‘t ..."

5. In a Family Way by Rochelle Hollander Schwab (1995)
"So in demonstrating that he didn't give a damn for gay rights, or for the legitimacy of loving gay ties, what was Keith saying but that he didn't give a ..."

6. The Red Badge of Courage and Four Stories by Stephen Crane (1997)
"... about you,” answered Johnnie, “and I don't give a damn where you've been All I got to say is that I don't know what you're driving at. ..."

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