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fuck  (fʌk (taboo) (slang)



  1. to have sexual intercourse with (someone)


  1. an act of sexual intercourse
  2. a partner in sexual intercourse, esp one of specified competence or experience
  3. See not care a fuck


  1. (offensive) an expression of strong disgust or anger (often in exclamatory phrases such as fuck you! fuck it! etc)
The use and overuse of fuck in the everyday speech of many people has led, to some extent, to a lessening of its impact as an expletive. However, the word still retains its shock value, although it is less now than it was when the critic Kenneth Tynan caused controversy by saying it on British television in 1965

Word Origin

C16: of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch fokken to strike


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