fuck

1 of 2

verb

fucked; fucking; fucks

intransitive verb

1
usually obscene : copulate
2
usually vulgar : mess sense 3
used with with

transitive verb

1
usually obscene : to engage in coitus with
sometimes used interjectionally with an object (such as a personal or reflexive pronoun) to express anger, contempt, or disgust
2
usually vulgar : to deal with unfairly or harshly : cheat, screw

see also fuck off, fuck up

fuck

2 of 2

noun

1
usually obscene : an act of copulation
2
usually obscene : a sexual partner
3
a
usually vulgar : damn sense 2
b
usually vulgar
used especially with the as a meaningless intensive
what the fuck do they want from me
4
usually vulgar : fucker

Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

1680, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fuck was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near fuck

Cite this Entry

“Fuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuck. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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