‘Damnit’ or 'Dammit' or ‘Damn It’: Which is the Correct Spelling?

By Shanea Patterson, updated on February 28, 2023

Are you wondering how to spell this phrase ‘damnit’ or ‘damn it’? We can help with that, plus teach you how to use the correct one in a sentence. You’ll also learn how to pronounce it correctly.

In short, the correct spelling is:

  • The correct spelling of the word is ‘damn it.’
  • ‘Dammit’ is also correct, but ‘damnit’ is incorrect and ungrammatical.

Therefore, you should only use ‘damn it’ or ‘dammit.’ 

Damn It. Dammit! Damnit? – Which is Correct?

As you’ve already learned, both spellings of the word/phrase are okay.

You can spell it ‘damn it’ or ‘dammit.’

However, ‘damnit’ is never correct. Avoid using that in your writing.

Damnit or Dammit? – Which is Correct?

Now you know that ‘damn it’ is correct, and you just learned that ‘dammit’ is also correct.

‘Damnit’ is incorrect and ungrammatical.

You might be tempted to because you might’ve seen it on the internet elsewhere, but the only way to spell these words correctly is ‘dammit’ or ‘damn it.’

Definition and Meaning of ‘Dammit’ and ‘Damn it’

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of ‘damn it' is:

  • Used to show that someone’s angry or annoyed.

For example, you might hear someone say:

"Damn it! I stubbed my toe.”

 Both words mean the same thing and are considered idioms.

An idiom is a widely used saying or expression that has a figurative meaning that’s different from the phrase's literal meaning.

  • For example, 'hit the hay' or 'hit the sack' are idioms that mean go to sleep or go to bed.

Pronunciation: How to Pronounce ‘Damn it’ and ‘Dammit’

Are you wondering how to pronounce these words? Here’s a short guide.

To pronounce ‘damn it’ correctly, here’s the phonetic spelling:

dam It

How to Use ‘Damn it’ and ‘Dammit’ in a Sentence

Let’s see some examples of how to use these words in a sentence, so we know how to create our own sentences when the time comes.

  • Damn it! I left my books at home, and I can’t go back because I don’t have my house key.
  • Damn it! I hate going to school when there’s a unit test. I’m never going to pass this!
  • Damn it! I had a chance with a beautiful woman yesterday, and I just blew it because I couldn’t stop stuttering.
  • Dammit, Carol! You spilled my soda all over the couch! You’re such a klutz.
  • Damn it! Does anyone in here know how to help me?
  • Damn it! I failed my last class, and now I don’t have enough credits to graduate! What am I going to do?
  • Damn it! I don’t like my new apartment, but I already signed a year's lease, so I’m stuck here.

Final Thoughts on ‘Damnit’ and ‘Damn It’

To recap, we learned that:

  • The correct spelling of the word is ‘damn it.’
  • ‘Dammit’ is also correct, but ‘damnit’ is incorrect and ungrammatical.

Therefore, you should only use ‘damn it’ or ‘dammit.’

If you ever get stuck on usage or meaning, you can always come back here to review what you learned. We’ve got a ton of content on confusing words and phrases you might want to check out as you learn the language.

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Written By:
Shanea Patterson
Shanea Patterson is a writer based in New York and loves writing for brands big and small. She has a master's degree in professional writing from New York University and a bachelor's degree in English from Mercy College.

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