phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Dog gone

Posted by ESC on February 13, 2004

In Reply to: Dog gone posted by Tim on February 13, 2004

: Where'd that dog gone phrase come from.

DOGGONE - Perhaps from the Scotch "dagone," "gone to the dogs," or an alliteration of G*ddam, 1851. Doggoned, 1857. From "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).