Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dingbusted adj.

also dingbasted, ding blasted
[euph. for damned adj.]

(US) used in oaths or excls.

[US]E. Nye Forty Liars (1888) 32: I don’t know the first ding busted thing you have said to me.
[US](con. c.1840) ‘Mark Twain’ Huckleberry Finn 113: Well, now, I be ding-busted! How do dat come?
[US]Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 8 Mar. 3/1: I’ll be ding-basted if It doesn’t look as if this country is going to the demnition bow wows because of Cupid’s funny business.
Coalville Times (UT) 1 Mar. 7/2: ‘But it was a ding-blasted risky shot,’ my uncle used to say.
Coalville Times (UT) 1 Mar. 7/2: The ding-dasted buck is layin’ in there and is gettin’ tired a-waitin’ for me to belch my gun.
[US]Wichita Dly Eagle (KS) 7 Nov. 7/2: Some dingblasted snoozer stole me shoes!
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 6 Oct. 11/1: And when a man pins a largish S. and S. on his coat lapel, and frequently says ‘Ding-busted’ and ‘Gol-darn,’ with an absurd alleged twang, it’s time to ask him casually if he knows the big saloon ‘at the corner of Hudson and Centre streets?’ He’ll probably say ‘Yes,’ though the said streets don’t come within coo-ee of each other.
[US]N.Y. Tribune 4 June 29/3: I want him arrested now, and sent to state’s prison for his whole dingblamed life.
[US]Spokane Press (WA) 13 Feb. 20/2: You ding-rotted swab, out of diss house und no monkey business! [...] So! Ding-bust it!
[US]Bemidji Dly Pioneer (MN) 9 Dec. 4/1: That ding-busted paddle, that dod-gasted paddle, that jim-twisted paddle that hung on the wall.
[US]Chariton Courier (Keytesville, MO) 3 Nov. 3/4: Why [...] are you putting those dod-busted, ding-blasted things there?
[US]H.H. Knerr ‘The Katzenjammer Kids’ [comic strip] Vot’s der ding-busted commotion?
[Aus]E. Curry Hysterical Hist. of Aus. 40: Ever since lil ole George Washington chopped down that ding blasted cherry tree.
[US]Kerouac letter 20 Oct. in Charters II (1999) 480: I just wanted to leave my ‘estate’ (which is what it really is) to someone directly connected with the last remaining drop of my direct blood line [...] and not to leave a dingblasted fucking goddamn thing to my wife’s one hundred Greek relatives.