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fuck

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Pronunciation: /fʌk
 
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vulgar slang

Definition of fuck in English:

verb

[with object]
1Have sexual intercourse with (someone).
1.1 [no object] (Of two people) have sexual intercourse.
2Damage or ruin (something).

noun

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1.1 [with adjective] A sexual partner of a specified ability.

exclamation

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Origin

early 16th century: of Germanic origin (compare Swedish dialect focka and Dutch dialect fokkelen); possibly from an Indo-European root meaning 'strike', shared by Latin pugnus 'fist'.

Usage

Despite the wideness and proliferation of its use in many sections of society, the word fuck remains (and has been for centuries) one of the most taboo words in English. Until relatively recently it rarely appeared in print; even today, there are a number of euphemistic ways of referring to it in speech and writing, e.g. the F-word, f***, or f—k.

Phrases

fuck all

1
British Absolutely nothing.

give a fuck

2
[usually with negative] Be concerned or interested.

Derivatives

fuckable

1
adjective

Phrasal verbs

fuck about (or around)

1
Spend time doing unimportant or trivial things.

fuck someone around (or about)

2
Waste someone’s time.

fuck off

3
1 [usually in imperative] (Of a person) go away.
2chiefly US another way of saying fuck about .

fuck someone off

4
Make someone angry.

fuck someone over

5
US Treat someone in an unfair or humiliating way.

fuck someone up

6

fuck something up (or fuck up)

7
Do something badly or ineptly.

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