adjective (only before noun) AmE spoken used to show annoyance when you want to avoid swearing: The blankety-blank key is stuck!

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  • blankety-blank — blank|e|ty blank [ˌblæŋkıti ˈblæŋk] adj [only before noun] AmE spoken [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: blank; from the idea of an empty space taking the place of an impolite word] used to show annoyance when you want to avoid swearing ▪ The blankety… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blankety-blank — ☆ blankety blank [blaŋk′it ē blaŋk′ ] adj., adv. [see BLANK, n. 8] Slang damned: a humorous euphemism …   English World dictionary

  • Blankety Blank — Infobox Television show name = Blankety Blank caption = Title card from 1985 1987. format = Game Show picture format = 4:3 (1979 1999) 16:9 (2001 2002) runtime = 30 Minutes (BBC1) 40 Minutes (inc. adverts) (ITV) creator = starring = Terry Wogan… …   Wikipedia

  • blankety-blank — I. |blaŋkəd.]ē|blaŋk, aiŋkəd.]d|blaiŋk, kət], ]i| adjective (or adverb) also blankety ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ Etymology: reduplication of blank (I) : damned used as a generalized expression of disapproval the interruptions for those blankety blank …   Useful english dictionary

  • blankety-blank — AND blankity blank[“blaerjkadi”blaerjk] mod. damned. (From the past practice of printing blank spaces in place of banned words. See also blasted.) □ I’m tired of your blankety blank bad humor. □ Get this blankity blank cat out of here! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blankety-blank — /blang ki tee blangk /, adj., adv. Informal. damned; darned (used to imply an omission of an unprintable or unspeakable word): The blankety blank motor stalled again. [1885 90; after the practice of leaving blank spaces to represent profanity, as …   Universalium

  • blankety-blank — /blæŋkəti ˈblæŋk/ (say blangkuhtee blangk) adjective (euphemistic) (a substitute for taboo language, used as an intensifier): that blankety blank driver cut me off! Also, blanky blank, blanky …  

  • Blankety Blank (board game) — Blankety Blank is a board game based on the television show Blankety Blank , first published by Milton Bradley Games in 1983. Like the TV show, the object of the game is to match the celebrities by filling in statements with blanks. The questions …   Wikipedia

  • blankety blank blank — blankˈety blankˈ, blankˈety blankˈy or blankety blank blank noun, adjective or adverb Euphemisms for damned, as in ↑blank (vt) above • • • Main Entry: ↑blank …   Useful english dictionary

  • blankety-blank — blank·ety blank …   English syllables

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