Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fuck n.

[fuck v. (1)]

1. in direct sexual uses.

(a) [mid-17C+] an act of copulation.

(b) [late 17C–early 18C; 1930s+] copulation.

(c) [late 18C–19C; 1970s+] semen.

(d) [late 19C+] a person considered purely as a sex object, usu. but not exclusively a woman; thus a good/bad fuck, someone who is seen as a sexual adept or incompetent.

(e) vaginal secretions.

(f) [1900s] the penile thrust.

(g) [1980s] (gay) anal intercourse.

2. in fig. uses.

(a) [20C+] anything at all, usu. in negative (i.e. nothing); usu. in phrs. like give a fuck v.; not give a fuck v.; not worth a fuck phr.

(b) [1910s+] indicating quantity, usu. excessive; in phrs. see as fuck ; to fuck

(c) [1930s+] used with as, like or than in comparisons, e.g. as big as fuck, hurts like fuck, bigger than fuck; like fuck adv.

(d) [1970s+] a turn of ill-fortune, a piece of bad luck, e.g. I lost the gig, ain’t that a fuck.

3. [1920s+] a person, esp. despicable and usu. with qualifying adj., e.g. dumb fuck, useless fuck.

In derivatives

fuckfest (n.) [-fest sfx]

[1970s] (US) an orgy.

fuckmobile (n.) [-mobile sfx]

[1990s+] a car that improves one’s attractiveness to the opposite sex; thus a car used as a place for intercourse.

fucko (n.) [-o sfx (1)] (orig. US)

1. [1960s+] a general term of address, with no specific overtones whether positive or negative.

2. [2000s] an unpleasant person.

fucktard (n.) [SE retard]

[1990s+] an unpleasant individual, with an inference of stupidity.

In compounds


see separate entries.

fuckbag (n.) (also fuckpot) [-bag sfx/-pot sfx]

1. [1960s+] a general term of contempt for an unpleasant, disgusting person.

2. attrib. use of sense 1.

3. a woman seen as no more than a sex object.

fuckball (n.) [-ball sfx]

[1990s+] a general derog. term.

fuck-bar (n.)

[1970s+] (US gay) a bar which provides a back room for sexual activity.

fuck book (n.)

[1940s+] pornography.

fuck boy (n.) [1950s]

1. one who is victimized by their superiors or associates.

2. (US prison) one who, despite being heterosexual in the outside world, is forced into homosexuality while in prison .

3. [2000s+] (US, also fuck boi) a man who is only interested in sex without comittment.

4. [2010s] (US black/campus, also fuck boi) an irritating male.

fuckbrain (n.)

[1970s+] a fool, a simpleton; thus fuckbrained adj., stupid.

fuck buddy (n.) [buddy n. (2)]

[1970s+] one with whom one has a sexual, but no deeper, relationship.

fuck-chops (n.) (also fuckchop) [chops n.1 (1)]

[1990s+] an imbecile, a stupid person; a general derog. term of abuse.

fuckdog (n.) [dog n.2 (3c)]

[1970s+] a promiscuous woman; one who is eager for sex.

fuckdust (n.)

[2000s] a general term of abuse.

fuck-eye, the (n.)

[1980s+] (US campus) a flirtatious, sexually encouraging glance.


see separate entries.

fuck-film (n.)

[1970s+] a pornographic film.

fuck flick (n.) [SE flick]

1. [1980s+] (orig. US) a pornographic film.

2. attrib. use of sense 1.


see separate entries.

fuckhole (n.) [hole n.1 (1b)]

1. [late 19C+] the vagina; the female genitals.

2. a derog term for a woman.

3. [1950s+] an unpleasant, disgusting place.

4. [1980s+] a contemptible, unpleasant person.

5. the anus.

fuck-in (n.) [on the pattern of SE love-in]

[1960s–70s] (orig. US, mainly hippie) an orgy.

fuck job (n.) [job n.2 (2)/job n.2 (4a)]

1. [1970s+] victimization, an act of victimization.

2. [2000s] (US) a term of abuse.

fuck-knuckle (n.) [a mix of fuckwit and knucklehead n., the first of which implies plain stupidity, the second adds physical inadequacy]

[1980s+] (Aus./N.Z.) a fool, an incompetent.

fuckload (n.)

[1960s+] a great many, a large amount.

fuckmeat (n.)

a sexually desirable and/or available individual.

fuckmuppet (n.)

[2010s] general term of abuse.

fuck muscle (n.)

[1980s+] (US gay) the penis.

fucknob (n.) [knob n. (1a)]

[1990s+] a fool, an unpleasant person.

fuck-nut (n.) (also fucknuts)

[1980s+] (UK juv.) a general term of abuse.

fuck one (n.) [an emphatic/coarse var. on SE day one]

[1970s] the very beginning.

fuck pad (n.) (also fuck nest) [pad n.2 (2)]

[1950s+] (orig. US) a room or apartment that a man keeps for seductions and sex; thus ext. to any place where a lot of sex happens, whether kept by a man or woman.

fuckpig (n.)

[1920s+] a general term of derision; the implication is of grubbiness, slovenliness.

fuck-plug (n.) [1980s+]

1. a contraceptive diaphragm.

2. a general term of abuse.

fuckpole (n.) [SE pole/pole n. (1)] [1990s+]

the penis.

fuck-sauce (n.) [SE sauce but note sauce n.1 (7)]

[1990s+] semen.

fuck show (n.)

[1960s+] a live sex show.

fuck sock (n.)

[1990s+] a sock used as a repository for the ejaculation that climaxes masturbation.

fuckstick (n.) [SE stick/stick n. (1a)] [1950s+]

1. (also fucking stick) the penis.

2. a worthless, contemptible or despicable person; also as a term of address.

fuck-struck (adj.)

1. [1960s] obsessed with sex.

2. [2000s] emotionally overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath of intercourse.

fuck truck (n.)

[1970s+] (Aus.) any vehicle, usu. a small van (poss. with a mattress in the back), in which a young man hopes to seduce women.

fuck-trumpet (n.)

[2010s] general term of abuse.

fuck udders (n.)

[1990s+] the female breasts.

fuckwad (n.) [-wad sfx]

[1970s+] (US) a fool, a stupid or contemptible person; often in direct address, thus fuckwaddery stupid or contemptible activity.

fuckwit (n.)

see separate entry.

In phrases

as fuck (adv.)

[1970s+] (also a.f.) a general intensifier, the coarse synon. for ‘as anything’.

dry fuck (n.)

see separate entry.

fuck knows

[1970s+] a general phr., underlining one’s ignorance or disinterest.

fuck of a, a [1920s+] (orig. US)

1. a large or notable amount of.

2. a general intensifier.

get the fuck (v.)

[1990s+] (Aus.) to be dismised from one’s job.

on the fuck

[mid-19C] working as a prostitute.

talk fuck (v.)

1. [late 19C] to talk about sex.

2. [1960s+] to murmur or shout obscenities during sexual intercourse for the gratification of one or both partners.

throw a fuck (v.)

[2010s] (US) to offer oneself for sexual intercourse.

throw a fuck into (v.)

[1940s+] (US) to have sexual intercourse with; also homosexual use.

to fuck (adv.)

[1910s+] a general intensifier: utterly, completely.

In exclamations

get to fuck! (also get to Falkirk! get to fuck out of here/it!) [note synon. Scot. awa’ tae fuck!]

[1920s+] a harsh demand to go away.

go to fuck!

[1990s+] an excl. of dismissal.