• Fuck


    • US, UK enPR: fŭk, IPA: /fʌk/
    • Rhymes: -ʌk
    • some Northern English accents enPR: fo͝ok, IPA: /fʊk/
    • Rhymes: -ʊk

    Alternative forms

    • f-ck, f**k, the F-word, F-bomb, phuck, etc.


    Undetermined, but probably from Middle English *fucken, *fukken, of origin, related to dialectal Norwegian fukka ("to copulate; fuck"), Swedish fokka (earlier "to fuck; thrust; push", nowadays focka ("to fire from work")), Swedish fock ("penis"), and Middle Dutch (and Modern Dutch) fokken ("to breed"). It may go back to the Proto-Indo-European *pug-, *puǵ- ("to strike"; source of Latin pūgnus ("fist") among many others), or to Proto-Indo-European *puḱn-, *pewḱ- (). The word may be attested in a 772 charter which mentions a place called Fuccerham, which possibly means “ham ("") of the fucker” or “hamm ("pasture") of the fucker”. The first verifiable use of the word in English writing appears in Flen flyys and freris, a medieval poem (1495–1505) containing the pseudo-Latin form fvccant; it was first listed in a dictionary in 1598.

    Can a Woman “Prong” a Man? Why it’s so hard to put sex in the dictionary, by Jesse Sheidlower, 2009-10-01, Slate.com

    The Scots cognate, fuck, fuk, appears in 16th century sources,

    Dictionary of the Scots language: Fuk, Fuck, citing William Dunbar and David Lyndsay (Lyndsay’s Answer to the Kingis Flyting 1536 and Ane Pleasant Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis, 1540), as collected in the Bannatyne Manuscript.

    the earliest being the 1503 poem “Brash of Wowing” by William Dunbar,

    Incipit of poem: ‘In secret place this hyndir nycht’

    which includes the lines: “Yit be his feirris he wald haif fukkit:
    Ye brek my hairt, my bony ane.”

    A range of folk-etymological acronyms have been advanced, such as "fornication under consent of the king" and "for unlawful carnal knowledge", which are all demonstrably bogus.

    Full definition of fuck


    1. (vulgar, colloquial, often obscene) To have sexual intercourse, to copulate.Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.
      • 2007, Lionel Shriver, The post-birthday worldShe wanted to fuck him more than she had ever wanted to fuck any man in her life.
    2. (vulgar, colloquial, often obscene) To insert one’s penis, a dildo or other phallic object, into a specified orifice or cleft.
      • 2006, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Glamour Girls: Femme/Femme EroticaShe shoved them up and together, pushing into me, forcing my foot to fuck her tits harder and harder while gasping as if I was shoving it deep into her body...
    3. (vulgar, colloquial) To put in an extremely difficult or impossible situation.If you do that, I’m fucked.I'm afraid they're gonna fuck you on this one.
    4. (vulgar, colloquial, usually followed by “up”) To break; to destroy.You’re going to fuck up that TV!I fucked up my truck.
      • 2001, Colson Whitehead, John Henry DaysGoodman says he wants him to come in tomorrow and Moses is so afraid he's fucked up his chance again that he says yeah...
    5. (vulgar, colloquial) To defraud.I got fucked at the used car lot.
    6. (vulgar, colloquial) To play with; to tinker.Stop fucking with the remote control.
      • 2006, Kilian Betlach, This Feels Like A Riot LooksThey couldn't hear a single note Ted was playing and the sound guy kept yelling at them to stop fucking with the levels so he could make adjustments.
    7. (vulgar, colloquial, often derogatory) Used to express great displeasure with someone or something.Fuck those jerks, and fuck their stupid rules!
    8. (vulgar, colloquial, often offensive) To lose care for, to forget, to disregard, to no longer regard as important.Well, fuck you, man.




    (plural fucks)
    1. (vulgar, colloquial) An act of sexual intercourse.
      • 1975, Alexander Buzo, Tom, page 11:No, but I've got a film of a couple of crocodiles having a fuck.
      • 2001, Thomas Kelly, The Rackets, MysteriousPress.com (2012), ISBN 9781453247341, unnumbered page:He could count on a good fuck with Lorene later on.
      • 2012, Heather Rutman, The Girl's Guide to Depravity: How to Get Laid Without Getting Screwed, Running Press (2012), ISBN 9780762445356, unnumbered page:Are guys so intimidated by a girl who's totally blunt about the fact that she just wants a good fuck that they can't perform?
    2. (vulgar, colloquial) A sexual partner, especially a casual one.
      • I thought she was the fuck of the century. Michael Douglas, Basic Instinct, 1999
      • 2005, Jaid Black, Strictly Taboo, Berkley Sensations (2005), ISBN 9780425202456, unnumbered page:In his mind, she was probably just another fuck, but in hers it had meant so much more than that.
      • 2005, Etgar Keret, The Nimrod Flip-Out:If he's a lousy fuck, I can at least say I had a lousy fuck, and if he's a great fuck, well that's even better...
      • 2008, Nicole Galland, Crossed, Harper (2008), ISBN 9780060841805, page 32:“He'd rather have his favorite fuck with him on the greatest adventure of his life than pay money to lie with ugly strangers.
    3. (vulgar, colloquial) A highly contemptible person.
      • 2002, Robert Williams, The RemembranceShe used to be a secretary but then she realized that she could run a business a hell of a lot better than those stupid fucks could.
    4. A thing of no value, a small amount.I don't give a fuck.


    • (sexual intercourse) see also .
    • (sexual partner) see also and .
    • (contemptible person) dickhead


    1. (vulgar, colloquial) Expressing dismay or discontent.Oh, fuck! We left the back door unlocked.Fuck! Why do you have to be so difficult all the time?




    1. Used as an intensifier for the words "yes" and "no".Do you censor your swearing?
    2. Fuck no.
    3. Do you say it out loud and proud?
    4. Fuck yeah.


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