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fuck

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verb \ˈfək\

Definition of fuck

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 usually obscene :  copulate

  3. 2 usually vulgar :  mess 3 —used with with

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 usually obscene :  to engage in coitus with —sometimes used interjectionally with an object (as a personal or reflexive pronoun) to express anger, contempt, or disgust

  6. 2 usually vulgar :  to deal with unfairly or harshly :  cheat, screw



Origin and Etymology of fuck

akin to Dutch fokken to breed (cattle), Swedish dialect fókka to copulate


First Known Use: circa 1503


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fuck

noun

Definition of fuck

  1. 1 usually obscene :  an act of copulation

  2. 2 usually obscene :  a sexual partner

  3. 3 a usually vulgar :  damn 2 b usually vulgar —used especially with the as a meaningless intensive <what the fuck do they want from me>

  4. 4 usually vulgar :  fucker



1680

First Known Use of fuck

1680



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