Damn skippy is a slang phrase used in the United States. The exact origin of the term is unknown, but it is believed to have been popularized by the television show “Leave it to Beaver”.
The phrase’s meaning has varied over time. Originally, it referred to something being so true that it could not be denied or doubted. In modern times, it has come to mean something that is definitely true or happening.
Some people believe that damn skippy originated from the word “damn” or “darn”, which was used to express surprise at something being so good or true.Others believe it comes from a play on words in which “darn” was shortened to “skippy” and then combined with “damn”. The earliest known written usage of damn skippy was in 1940, but there are several earlier examples of usage dating back as far as 1917.
Last modified: September 12, 2022