fed up


: tired, sated, or disgusted beyond endurance

Examples of fed up in a Sentence

We've had one delay after another, and I'm starting to feel pretty fed up. fed up with the noise and bustle of the big city, the family decided to try country life
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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fed up was in 1900

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“Fed up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fed%20up. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

fed up

: utterly worn-out and disgusted

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