dog·gone / ˈdôgˈgôn/ inf. • adj. used to express feelings of annoyance, surprise, or pleasure: now just a doggone minute | it's doggone good to be home. • v. [tr.] used to express surprise, irritation, or anger: from that moment, doggone it if I didn't see a motivation in Joey! | I'll be doggoned if every fourth kid is affected.