: the word fuck
used metaphorically as a euphemism
accidentally dropped an f-bomb on televisionTim Kurkjian

Examples of f-bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his right-wing colleague Rep. Matt Gaetz on Thursday traded f-bombs as Republican infighting intensifies over the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and a looming government shutdown. Dave Goldiner New York Daily News (tns), al, 15 Sep. 2023 But a decade ago there was Carol Bartz, the Yahoo CEO whose habit of dropping the occasional public f-bomb reportedly drew admonitions from her fellow boardmembers. Alexei Oreskovic, Fortune, 14 July 2023 Well, for starters, there are probably more f-bombs in the first hour of this game than in the entirety of all 15 games that came before it. Britton Peele, Dallas News, 6 July 2023 Gordon Ramsay made multiple appearances onstage over the course of the event, managing to drop as many f-bombs as possible. Joe Otterson, Variety, 15 May 2023 Aside from the occasional f-bomb and pantomimed scurry of rats, the show that opened at Broadway’s St. James Theatre is a love letter to Manhattan so unabashed that its vibe might be best expressed in cityscape and heart-eye emojis. Naveen Kumar, Variety, 26 Apr. 2023 Once the celebration ended, Verdugo did a live postgame interview on NESN and dropped two f-bombs. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Apr. 2023 But there was a reason Arkansas coach Eric Musselman was dropping f-bombs after his team’s loss to Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2023 In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Knightley admitted that Edie dropped the f-bomb after her dad nearly crashed the car. Emma Kershaw, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of f-bomb was in 1988

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“F-bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/f-bomb. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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