Used as a euphemism for the word “fuck” because of the latter’s taboo status.
- I would like to see notices, or even laws, prohibiting the use of the F-word and other obscenities in all public places.
- Teenage speech in Greenock includes the F-word as verb, adjective, adverb, or expletive in almost every sentence.
- Indeed, since today's universal F-words have largely surrendered their old power to shock or even, perhaps, to intensify, it would be good to see some of the old expletives creeping back into the language.
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