Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fuck v.

[strictly, the ety. of fuck remains unknown, although the word has been linked to a supposed, if unsubstantiated, ME v. fuken. Neither Ger. ficken, nor the Fr. foutre (f. Lat. fotuere), both of which mean the same, can be linked semantically. HDAS notes MDu. fokken, to thrust, to copulate with; Norw. dial. fukka, to copulate, Swed. dial. focka, to strike, to push, to copulate + fock, the penis. Liberman (2008) notes a variety of Germanic verbs with roots in fik-, fak-, fuk-, fok- that mean ‘move back and forth’. For an authoritative overview see Sheidlower The F-Word (4 edn 2024) Given the plethora of euphemisms equating intercourse or penetration with striking or hitting (bang v.1 (2a), screw v. (2a), poke v. (1) etc), Partridge’s suggestion of a root in the Lat. pugnare, to fight or strike is appealing but currently dismissed. Considered (with cunt n. (1) and motherfucker n.) as the ultimate in taboo terms, fuck is in fact SE, but has been listed as taboo, and thus as slang, since c.1690. The first print citation is dated 1508, in a line from the poetry of William Dunbar (?1456–?1513); the first dict. listing is in Florio’s Worlde of Wordes (1598). By the 18C, if printed at all, the form was usu. f––k. The term returned to literary use with James Joyce’s much-banned Ulysses (1922) but remained taboo in the popular media and in ‘polite’ speech. This position has been eroded ever since, with the term and its compounds appearing today in films, books and on television, although the press, esp. the tabloids, pretend to a continuing squeamishness. ‘Officially’, for all that the realities of everyday speech (irrespective of class) disprove the theory, fuck remains an outlaw in conversation]

1. (also fog) to have sexual intercourse, usu. of a man, but increasingly of either sex; also of anal intercourse (see cits. c.1675 and 1698).

[Scot]Dunbar ‘In Secreit Place this Hyndir Nycht’ in Kinsley Poems (1989) 41: He clappit fast, he kist and chukkit [...] Yet be his feirris he wald haue fukkit: ‘Ye brek my hart, my bony ane’.
[Scot]Dunbar ‘Flyting of Dunbar & Kennedy’ in Mackenzie Poems (1932) 6: Wan fukkit funling, that natour maid ane yrle, Baith Iohine the Ros and thow sall squeill and skirle.
[Scot]Dunbar ‘Off Februar the fyitene nycht’ in Kinsley Poems (1989) 52: All led thay uthir by thair tersis, / Suppois thay fycket with thair ersis / It mycht be na remeid.
[Scot]D. Lyndsay ‘Answer to the Kingis Flyting’ in Laing Works I 107: For lyke ane boisterous bull, ye rin and ryde, / Royatouslie, lyke ane rude rubeator, / Ay fukkand lyke ane furious fornicatour.
[UK]J. Bale Comedye Concernyng Three Lawes (1550) Act IV: infidelitas: At her purse or arse, tell me good fryre fuccage? hypocrifis: My the Messe at both [...] Tush, I am the popes owne vycar If thou lackest a pece, I knowe where thou mayst be sped.
[Scot]D. Lyndsay Satyre of Thrie Estaits (1604) 45: Bischops ar blist howbeit that thay be waryit, For thay may fuck thair fill and be vnmaryit.
[UK]T. Buckley ‘Libel of Oxford’ in May & Bryson Verse Libel 316: The English hoy flees Irish stones, / And setting her ferk sayles to view.
[UK]Florio Worlde of Wordes n.p.: Fottere [...] to iape, to sard, to fucke, to swive, to occupy.
[UK] ‘The Westminster Whore’ in Farmer Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) II 5: She’s a dammed lascivious bitch, / And fucks for half a crown.
[UK] ‘A Friende of Mine’ in Farmer Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) IV 11: Quoth shee, ‘I crave no sucour.’ / which made him to have a mighty mind / to clipp, kisse, & to fuck her.
[UK]H. Nevile The Ladies’ Parliament n.p.: For a General he had ill luck, that other men his wife should —.
[UK]Mercurius Democritus 22-29 Dec. 298: A Tryal of Skill Betwixt Jane F— at a Venture [...] and Jone Crab [...] The Names of the Weapons Tippett and Biggin. Flatts. Tooth and Naile .
[UK] court transcript in Quaife 157: Thou cuckold go into thy wife for she is fucking with William Fry.
[UK]Wandring Whore IV 10: Those poor lazy, idle whores who F-- for necessity, not pleasure, and have scarce a tufft of hair amongst them all to cover their Cunnyes.
[UK]Rochester ‘The Disabled Debauchee’ in Works (1999) 45: Nor shall our love-fits, Chloris, be forgot, / When each the well-look’d Linkboy strove t’enjoy, / And the best Kiss was the deciding lot / Whether the Boy fuck’d you, or I the Boy.
[UK]M. Stevenson Wits Paraphras’d 89: Hang me but every things so lucky, / As if the Doe did cry come Fuck me.
[UK]C. Sackville ‘A Faithful Catalogue’ in Lord Poems on Affairs of State (1968) IV 195: From St. James’s to the Land of Thule, There’s not a whore who spends so like a mule [...] For ’twas the custom of her ancient race / To f— with any fool, in any place.
[Ire]‘Teague’ Teagueland Jests II 160: Mistris Bish-Fox, give me my Gold; Begar, if you will not — [i.e. fuck] for love, begar you shall never have my Money.
[UK]‘A Catch’ in Ebsworth Merry Drollery Compleat (1875) 52: As he came home he met with a wench, / And ask’d her whether she was willing / To go to the tavern and spend eighteen pence, / And —— for the other odd shilling.
[UK]Proceedings against Capt. Edward Rigby for intending to commit the Abominable Sin of Sodomy, on the Body of one William Minton 7 Dec. 2: Rigby [...] taking Minton in his Arms, whisht he might lye with him all night, and that his Lust was provoked to that degree, he had ---- in his Breeches, but not withstanding he could F--- him.
[UK]N. Chorier (trans.) of Meursius ‘The Delights of Venus’ in Cabinet of Love (1739) 193: For when they fuck, their Stiffness then they lose.
[UK]‘Nickydemus Ninnyhammer’ Homer in a nut-shell 52: And he, that has the greater Luck here, / May take fair Nelly, and go f—k her.
[UK] in D’Urfey Pills to Purge Melancholy VI 265: For of all the young Men he has the best luck, / All the Day he will Fuddle, at Night he will [fuck].
[UK]Man-Midwife Unmasqu’d 3: Up Stairs the grave Doctor with Joy did conduct her, / And now I will tell you how fairly he ---- --.
[Scot]Robertson of Struan ‘Dialogue between Captain Low & his Friend Dick’ Poems (1752) 256: But she gave Proof that she could f--k, / Or she is damnably bely’d.
[UK] ‘Frigging’ in Bold (1979) 90: Men do fuck the ladies they love most.
[Ire]‘The Rakes of Stony Batter’ in A. Carpenter Verse in Eng. in 18C Ireland (1998) 339: For game they’re willing, / Tho’ Jenny cries, ‘Nay, I won’t F—k for a shilling’.
[UK]J. Wilkes Essay on Woman 17: Sylphs and Gnomes may fuck in woman’s hole.
[UK] ‘Lovely Sally’ Buck’s Delight 3: She’s clean and nice, a crown’s the price / To f--k this female tonsor.
Wager in Brooks’ Club Betting Bk Ld. Cholmondeley has given two guineas to Ld. Derby, to receive 500 G[uinea]s whenever his Lordship fucks a Woman in a Balloon one thousand Yards from the Earth.
[Scot] Burns ‘Ellibanks and Ellibraes’ Merry Muses of Caledonia (1965) 138: There’s no a lass in a’ the land, / Can fuck sae weel as I can.
[UK]‘Bumper Allnight. Esquire’ Honest Fellow 88: Drink and whore all our lives, / Lie with outher men’s wives, / Ev’ry damsel we meet with we’ll f—k, sir.
[UK] ‘The Rakes of Stony Batter’ in Holloway & Black I (1975) 223: Tho’ Jenny cries nay, I won’t F—k for a shilling.
Byron letter 19 May to J.C. Hobhouse in Marchand (ed.) Letters & Jrnls 6 40: [I] have fucked her twice a day for the last six [...] we meet at midnight at her Milliner’s.
The C — , The Open C — [broadside] I never f—k'd a dull tamed whore, / But I lov'd a clean C—t more and more.
[US]Venus’ Miscellany (NY) 23 May n.p.: ‘And what do you do with so many [wives]?’ ‘Oh [...] I f— ’em all, f— ’em all!’.
[UK] ‘A Little More F-cking’ Rakish Rhymer (1917) 134: Oh I let me f—k you, do, Miss Fanny— / Oh! let me f—k you, do!
[UK]Pearl 1 July in Bold (1979) 65: Fuck till your penis will no longr stand, / She still your bollocks will tease with her hand.
[UK]C. Deveureux Venus in India I 41: You are a good poke and no mistake! Oh! You know how to fuck!
[UK]Forbidden Fruit n.p.: Then I'm Fucking my own Mother, and my affair in pushing into her Cunt.
[US]D. St John Memoirs of Madge Buford 87: I wasn’t being fucked for cold cash, but was as eager as he was.
[UK]Lustful Memoirs of a Young and Passionated Girl 37: Van asked what I thought they wanted to do to us. I said ‘you want to fuck us.’.
[UK]T.S. Eliot ‘Fragments’ Inventions of the March Hare in Ricks (1996) 314: With his whanger in his hand he walked through the hall / ‘By God’ said the cook ‘he’s gona fuck us all’.
[UK] ‘Cats on the Rooftops’ in Bold (1979) 48: Sheep in agony, sheep in a jam, / Sheep being fucked by a bloody great ram.
[US]E.E. Cummings Enormous Room (1928) 283: A little later he came rushing up to my bed in the most terrific state of excitement [...] and cried: ‘You f— me, me f— you? Pas bon. You f— you, me f— me:— bon. Me f— me, you f— you!’.
[UK] ‘Rangy Lil’ in Bold (1979) 191: And when she fucked she fucked for keeps / She piled her victims up in heaps.
L. Bogan ‘Shave ’Em Dry’ 🎵 So I fucked all night and all the night before, baby / And I feel just like I want to fuck some more.
[UK]K. Amis letter 25 Nov. in Leader (2000) 12: It is nice to be able to write the words ‘I want to fuck you’ in a letter.
[US]H. Miller Sexus (1969) 102: She was fucking with desperation, I guess. Fuck for fuck’s sake and the devil take the hindmost.
[UK]K. Amis letter 24 Sept. in Leader (2000) 480: I have been a bit of an old fool, getting tied up with a young woman here, not to say really tied up, just started fucking her what.
[US]W. Burroughs Naked Lunch (1968) 97: They play game with tarot cards [...] to see who fuck who.
[UK]A. Baron Lowlife (2001) 143: I should say I’ve been ---ed by two thousand men in the last five years.
[US]N. Heard Howard Street 213: Whores can tell the truth, too – even when they’s fuckin’ a whole family.
[Aus](con. 1940s–60s) Hogbotel & ffuckes ‘The Tinker’ Snatches and Lays 29: He fucked the cook in the kitchen, he fucked the maid in the hall, / And then he fucked the butler – the dirtiest trick of all.
[US]D. Goines Swamp Man 47: The word had spread that she wouldn’t fuck.
[US]E. Shrake Strange Peaches 48: ‘Girls fog for a lot of reasons [...] Sometimes a girl will fog for kicks or join in a threesome or a group.
[US] Ice-T ‘Personal’ 🎵 The girls will get buck naked and fuck that night.
[US]C. Hiaasen Stormy Weather 271: [of women] They’re gone fuck ya and blow ya.
[UK]G. Burn Happy Like Murderers 69: The blokes in the top floor flat were fucking her and I didn’t want that in my house.
[US]W. Shaw Westsiders 214: I fucked Patrice once. She still wants to fuck me.
[Aus]P. Temple Broken Shore (2007) [ebook] That’s building I’m talking about, not fucking under-age girls.
[UK]R. Antoni Carnival 10: Focked his mother too, of course.
[Aus]L. Redhead Cherry Pie [ebook] ‘I’m [a woman] prepared to fuck him for information, if I have to’.
[Aus]me-stepmums-too-fuckin-hot-mate at 🌐 She’s so fuckin’ hot, any cunt who’s not a complete faggot would wanna fuck her.
[Ire]L. McInerney Glorious Heresies 7: [S]he might take all her clothes off and let him fuck her right there.
[US]Rayman & Blau Riker’s 16: ‘[Y]ou gotta give us a blow job or we’re gonna fuck you in the ass’.
[UK]J. Meades Empty Wigs (t/s) 126: ‘No can do. I’m going to be fucking’.

2. in fig./ext. uses.

(a) to harm someone irreparably, to cheat, to victimize, to betray, to deceive.

[US] ‘Investigator Reports, 1905–15’ Committee of Fourteen Papers 20 May 41–2: He then urged the investigators to come back the following day, saying we are going to fuck the police tomorrow sure.
[US]H. Miller Tropic of Cancer (1963) 52: We’ll take his lousy review over and we’ll fuck him good and proper.
[US](con. 1948) G. Mandel Flee the Angry Strangers 168: Kill the bast’rd! Fuh-kim!
[UK]I. Fleming Diamonds Are Forever (1958) 129: That’s ---ed them proper.
[US]H. Selby Jr Last Exit to Brooklyn 213: Theyll find out they cant fuck us.
[UK]G.F. Newman You Flash Bastard 66: Sneed inspected the plates Jordan had brought; as near as he could tell they were okay, and he didn’t believe Brian Jordan would purposely try and fuck him.
[US]J. Roe The Same Old Grind 68: ‘They [i.e. men] don’t fuck me, I fuck them! I fuck them for all they’ve got!’.
[US](con. 1970s) J. Pistone Donnie Brasco (2006) 270: I’m always gonna give him a piece of my end. I don’t want him to think that I’m fucking him.
[UK](con. 1950s–60s) in G. Tremlett Little Legs 87: He’s fucked me [...] He has fucked me.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 234: Treat them well and they fuck you. Scream at them and slap them down and [...] their devotion is almost embarrassing.
[US]Eminem ‘Kim’ 🎵 You really fucked me Kim / You really did a number on me.
[SA]Mail & Guardian (SA) 15 Apr. 🌐 Zuma to wed fourth wife [...] [comment] Gosh; one would have thought that Zuma is so busy f*****g the country that he’d little time left for anything else!
[US]C. Stella Rough Riders 139: The Native American [...] Those people been fucked worse than niggers.
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] A dealer talks to you for money or drugs, to skate on a charge or to fuck a rival dealer.
[UK]‘Aidan Truhen’ Price You Pay 19: I assume that one day he will fuck me on something.
[US]D. Winslow ‘The San Diego Zoo’ in Broken 154: ‘If you fuck me on this, I’ll sink your career’.
[Scot]A. Parks April Dead 168: ‘You trying to fuck me, McCoy? Trying to stick the knife in your old pal?’.

(b) to stop, to abandon or give up (on).

[UK]N. Dunn Up the Junction 120: If you had the price of a drink or a lodging for the night you’d always have the drink and fuck the lodging – sleep in the cab.

(c) to trifle with, to ‘mess around’, to interfere.

[US]R. Abrahams Deep Down In The Jungle 147: Don’t come fucking me in that kind of way.
[US] in P.R. Runkel Law Unto Themselves 26: The public is always fuckin’ the cops, now a cop is fuckin’ the public.
[US]T. Wolfe Bonfire of the Vanities 367: That’s what you get when you fuck your decorator.
[UK]Observer Mag. 12 Dec. 19: So I would put pants on under my dress, just to fuck with my father.

(d) to blunder, to make a mess (of), to ruin.

[Aus]D. Maitland Breaking Out 289: ‘YOU ARE THE YAHOOS!!’ the Judge bellowed at them. ‘Australia is yours! Don’t fuck it like they did!’.
[Aus]L. Davies Candy 5: I’m not trying to give Candy a habit. I’m not trying to fuck her life.
[UK]N. Barlay Hooky Gear 32: By that time theyd fucked it. An they knew it.
Stormzy ‘Know me From’ 🎵 I come to your team and I fuck shit up.
[US]D. Swierczynski California Bear 23: ‘Life will always find a way to fuck you’.

(e) to kick, to stomp on.

[Scot](con. mid-1960s) J. Patrick Glasgow Gang Observed 64: I lifted my foot and he fell to the floor. / The cunt was in agony, / The cunt was in pain, / So I lifted my boot and I fucked him again.
[US]S. King Dreamcatcher 152: ‘Kill em,’ the galoot rumbles. ‘Fuck em the fuck up.’.
[Scot]I. Welsh Dead Man’s Trousers [39]: The rush ay blood tae the heid [...] when ah fucked they two wide cunts oan the beach.
[Ire]L. McInerney Rules of Revelation 72: ‘I looked like a potato being fucked down Patrick’s Hill’.

(f) to throw.

[UK]A. Salkey Come Home, Malcolm Heartland 194: We’re like inflitrators [...] armed with the necessary shit to fuck back at the world-wide enemy we’ve all got.
[Ire]R. Doyle Commitments 90: He done tha’. Fucked a rock at me durin’ a match. He was the goalie an’ I oney had him to beat, the cunt. An’ he fucked the rock at me.
[Ire]D. Healy Sudden Times 199: When they fucked the water on me I was drenched.
[Ire]L. McInerney Glorious Heresies 70: [H]e fucked [the bag of cocaine] at his headmaster, and it fluttered to his feet.
[Ire]P Howard Braywatch 71: ‘I just fuck it [i.e. a ball] as far as I can’.

(g) to use or exploit for one’s benefit.

[NZ]H. Beaton Outside In I ii: She was already fucken into ’em.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 403: Worst double on the board. Never go near it less you’ve fucked double 12 and then come inside on double 6.
[UK]J. Hawes Dead Long Enough 110: Can you still beat time? and handed Harry a horrible old beer-stained hippy drum [...] Didn’t I fuck that out years ago?

(h) to dismiss, to expel.

[Ire]R. Doyle Commitments 89: He got fucked ou’ o’ our school, righ’, Derek told them, – because he beat the shi’e ou’ o’ the Dean o’ Girls.
[Ire]R. Doyle Van (1998) 413: Bimbo was younger than him and he was being fucked out on his ear because he was too old.

3. used as a synon. for to hell with...! under hell n.

K. Marx ( trans K. Sutherland) letter to Feuerbach 11 Aug. Love, for example, is rejected [as a human quality] , because the loved one is only an ‘object’. Fuck the object!
[UK]T.S. Eliot ‘Columbo & Bolo’ Inventions of the March Hare in Ricks (1996) 316: His language was obscene-o. ‘Fuck Spiders’ was his chief remark In accents mild and dulcet.
[UK]‘J.H. Ross’ Mint (1955) 40: ‘Steady, Buck, you’ll curse the fire out.’ ‘Fuck the fire!’ he cried.
[UK]E. Hemingway Letter to Ezra Pound in Observer 7 Mar. 15: Fuck the American scene.
[Aus](con. WWI) L. Mann Flesh in Armour 75: ‘See that they don’t unintentionally on purpose forget those shovels.’ ‘ — the shovels’.
[US]H. Miller Tropic of Cancer (1963) 59: Fuck your two ways of looking at things! Fuck your pluralistic universe.
[UK]P. Larkin letter 19 Sept. in Thwaite Sel. Letters (1992) 45: Well, I’d better get on with Caedmon, fuck him. If I’d composed a poem like that one I’d keep it jolly dark.
[UK]P. Larkin letter 1 Sept. in Thwaite Sel. Letters (1992) 67: Fuck America. God Fuck America.
[US]Kerouac letter May in Charters I (1995) 412: He says, ‘When Allen gets back I wont pay any attention to him, fuck him.’ [Ibid.] letter 20 June 426: Fuck this lousy typewriter.
[UK]T. Taylor Baron’s Court All Change (2011) 10: ‘Fuck their pension scheme!’.
[US]N. Heard Howard Street 54: Fuck them! They’re down because they want to be down.
[Aus](con. 1930s) F. Huelin ‘Keep Moving’ 45: ‘Jam be fucked!’ he exploded. ‘Those rotten bastards put one over me.’.
[US] Ice-T ‘Drama’ 🎵 Rollin’ once again, fuck the damn police!
[UK]J. Osborne Déjàvu Act II: Fuck the gay community.
‘Dr. Dre’ ‘Fuck Wit Dre Day’ 🎵 But fuck your mama, I’m talkin about you and me.
[Ire]P. Howard The Joy (2015) [ebook] Fuck the bastard who blunted me spike.
[US]Hip-Hop Connection Jan./Feb. 18: Fuck All You Bitch Ass Niggas.
[Aus]B. Matthews Intractable [ebook] ‘Fuck this joint. I’ve had it,’ I replied.
[UK]M. Rowson Stuff 28: I discovered purely by accident that ‘yob’ is the Russian for ‘fuck’, and went through a stage [...] writing ‘Fuck the Pope’ in Cyrillic script.
[SA]IOL News (SA) 9 June 🌐 Ninja and Yo-landi give the crowd a middle-fingered F*k julie naaiers and leave the stage.
[UK]Guardian G2 19 Feb. 8/1: So many grime nights had been shut down by the authorities [...] encouraging 2,000 grime fans to shout ‘fuck the police’ in unison.
[Ire]P Howard Braywatch 27: ‘Fock this shit’.
[Aus]P. Papathanasiou Stoning 93: ‘[F]uck them. And fuck you’.
[US]J. Hannaham Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit 16: That’s [i.e. a long sentence] luck, then fuck luck.

In derivatives

fuckability (n.)

sex appeal.

P. Manso Running against the Machine 285: I asked Norman [Mailer] what he thought of their fuckability quotient.
T. Marenna Studio 171: Julie Christie [...] exudes more sex (fuckability) than any actress around.
R. Boycott Nice Girl Like Me 62: The closest the index came to mentioning women's liberation was the ‘Female Fuckability Test’.
M. Ritt in Ritt & Miller Martin Ritt (1914–1990) Interviews (2003) 202: There are a lot of great actors who are not, never will be movie stars. Want to know what makes a movie star? It’s fuckability. It’s having what I call high fuckability.
[US]M. Leyner Et Tu, Babe (1993) 126: I don’t think that those folks wrote to enhance their fuckability.
[UK]Guardian Rev. 15 Oct. 3: I was told point blank that I had no ‘fuckability’ quotient.
[US]G. Tate Midnight Lightning 16: The apex of animal magnatism and fuckability in American pop is a skinny (white) guy with a screaming guitar.
[UK]Guardian On Line 16 Oct. 🌐 The very phrase ‘yummy mummy’ leaks bile, marking mothers on their fuckability and almost always sneeringly deployed.
[Aus]T. Spicer Good Girl Stripped Bare 229: ‘Listen, girls, defamation law, contempt of court the inverted pyramid, they’re all important. But it counts for nothing without fuckability’.
fuckable (adj.)

1. sexually desirable.

[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) XI 2253: How fine and firm and fuckable are these country wenches, what juicy cunts.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 137: Foutable, adj. Desirable; ‘fuckable’.
[UK]‘Ramrod’ Nocturnal Meeting 84: It was likely to be eminently fuckable for many a year yet.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS 122: Fuckable A sexually attractive person, female.
[US]J. Lahr Hot to Trot 15: ‘I’d like to dip my wick into that.’ ‘Fuckable.’.
S. Hite Hite Report on Male Sexuality 111: They’re really nice and fuckable all the time, but when they grow old, they are not worth looking at.
[US]C. Hiaasen Stormy Weather 6: All the fuckable Kennedys travelled up to Hyannis.
[UK]H. Walsh Brass 21: And how a simple course of lazer treatment would [...] transform her from an unfuckable attractive lady to a fuckable stunner.
[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 48: ‘You are unbelievably fuckable,’ he says.
[Aus]T. Spicer Good Girl Stripped Bare 229: ‘To make it in this game [i.e. TV], women have to be fuckable’.
[US]T. Swerdlow Straight Dope [ebook] How do I look, laughable or fuckable?

2. (US campus) sexually available.

[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 89: fuckable 1. willing to be ass-fucked.
fuckaholic (n.) [-aholic sfx]

one who is obsessed with having sexual relations.

D. Jenkins Baja Okla. 246: He’s just a fuckaholic, is all he is [HDAS].
R.R. Ward Fuckers 🌐 I was’t just a casual or social fucker. I was a Fuckaholic.
[US]WC ‘Flirt’ 🎵 I got a problem, and it’s serious as cancer. / No matter what you call it baby I’m a fuckaholic.
fuck-a-rama (n.)

see separate entries.

fuckathon (n.) [sfx -athon on model of SE marathon]

(orig. US) a long sexual encounter or orgy.

[US]D. Jenkins You Gotta Play Hurt 271: ‘Good to see you! I want you to promise me you’ll come to Palm Springs, sweetie. We’ll have an old-fashioned fuck-a-thon’ . 🌐 Among so many other feathers in her cap was the web cam fuckathon with a lead performer in the rock band Motley Crue.
fuckery (n.)

an act of sex performed by one or more couples, thus an orgy.

Crime Smashers Oct. 27: [comic] You’ll have to confess you were indulging in fuckery with a boy friend!
[US]J. Ashmead The Mountain and the Feather 132: By definition, homosexuals did not speak endlessly and monotonously of the drab arts of fuckery.
[Aus]Nation 260-83 272: He is testing his characters right the way through [...] following them assiduously through the pleasures. which mostly read like ordeals of fuckery in Paddo bedrooms.
[UK]New Society 29 170: Now, although she assesses herself a unique phoenix of fuckery, Ms [Linda] Lovelace does only what any accomplished whore is expected to do.
[UK]London Mag. 15 32: No one must be kept outside the game: child molesters, voyeurs, pederasts, potent and impotent, young and old, it is a free-for-all; everyone gets the gift of a ticket to enter the mindless world of indiscriminate fuckery.
fucksome (adj.) [SE sfx -some]

1. of a woman, sexually desirable.

[UK]Cythera’s Hymnal 61: She’s spend and fart and shudder and bound, / My fucksome little Sally.
[UK]‘Ramrod’ Nocturnal Meeting 41: Here’s a couple of loving and most fucksome women.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 443/1: C.19–20.
D. Goode Goodheart and The Pagan Princess Ch. 9 🌐 My eyes roved, picking out the more voluptuous and fucksome members of the crowd—those with firm, youthful tits and lightly-furred slits.

2. of an inanimate object, sexually arousing.

[UK]G.R. Bacchus Confessions of Nemesis Hunt 2: When you start talking of fucksome drinks [...] take one quart bottle of champagne and four eggs. Divide bottle into four large glasses, break egg in each, and drink, then fuck!
fuckster (n.) [-ster sfx, implying agency or ‘doing’]

a promiscuous man; occas. woman; thus fuckstering, copulating.

[UK] ‘Acrostick’ British Museum Additional Mss 34362.47: Each F–ster now this title’s grown so mean Rules his dull Whore & calls her Mazareen.
[UK] ‘Lovers’ Session’ in Wilson Court Satires of the Restoration (1976) 185: It’s unjust the fair sexes’ pride / Should run any risk with a fuckster untried.
[UK]E. Sellon Ups & Downs of Life (1996) 110: Gentlemen, I leave such illicit pleasures to the clergy; as for me, I’m a mere fuckster. I like women, and I have them.
The Index Expurgatorius of Martial [trans.] 33: You gamahuche, you do not poke my woman, and you brag about it as if you were her gallant and a fuckster.
Amatory Experiences of a Surgeon 13: A tremendous lunge from the now dreadfully excited fuckster overturned the obstacle with a loud crash.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) III 552: She was a glorious fuckster; her cunt was tight inside, and yet so elastic as not to hurt or pinch.
[UK]‘Lais Lovecock’ Bagnio Misc. 30: There was a house directly opposite to mine in which lived my former fuckster [...] He had taken the precaution to hide his light.
[UK]Baumann Londinismen 70/2: fuckster P[opulär] unzüchtig: Ficker.
Jem Wide Open in C.J. Scheiner Essential Guide to Erotic Literature I (1996) 242: As already explained, the voyeurs are persons, male or female, who do not care to be active participants in the party, but are content, and willing to pay, to assist passively at the spectacle offered by the real fucksters.
Footlicker 62: Rocked her shoulders and threw back her sweat-drenched ponytail out at Marlborough’s fuckstering face.
fuckstress (n.) [sfx -stress, a female agent or ‘doer’]

1. a prostitute.

The Index Expurgatorius of Martial 5: Fututor, ‘a fuckster.’ There is an auxesis in the term ‘fuckster’, applied to a woman, who ought to be called a ‘fuckstress’, but Martial calls her ‘a fuckster’, to brand her turpitude more signally; and this term is specially applied to tribades by Martial, for he constantly says of them that they ‘fuck’.
[UK]Roger’s Profanisaurus 3 in Viz 98 Oct. 9: Covent Garden nunn. A fuckstress; a Fulham virgin. A prostitute.

2. a female sexual sophisticate.

[UK]Boudoir (1984) VI 217: I’m spending...I’m coming...I spend!’ ‘And so do I...Ah! I can’t keep up...any darling! FUCKSTRESS...I...I spend...take it all...take all my SPUNK!
[UK]Randiana 127: What a deep-drawn sigh of delight, my fresh fuckstress gave, as she heaved up her buttocks and felt my charger rush up to the very extremity of her burning sheath.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) V 894: As a fuckstress she was perfection. Rarely have I found such an exquisite fitting cunt.
Horn Book: A Girl’s Guide to the Knowledge of Good and Evil Dialogue III 71: The man need not fear that his fuckstress will fall backwards, and if she did, she would fall upon him and not hurt herself.
[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 58: A talented Fuckstress, Miss Chisholm, / Was renowned for her fine paroxysm.
Footlicker 77: Verushka and I will be waiting for your report on that little psychofuckstress.

In compounds


see separate entries.

fuck-me (adj.)

see separate entry.

In phrases

fuck-a-bush (adj.) [lit. one who ‘fucks in the bushes’]

1. (W.I., Jam.) promiscuous.

[WI](con. 1950s) M. Thelwell Harder They Come 68: She not to be confused with dem little droopy drawers fuck-a-bush gal.
[UK]T. White Catch a Fire 57: A ‘foo-foo’ (foolish) country waif naïve enough to believe his ‘fuck-a-bush’ (backwoods seduction) talk of love!

2. as derog.

[UK]T. White Catch a Fire 262: These fuck-a-bush ghetto rats [...] hum a few bars of some gully ditty, and they get sainted.
fuck about

see separate entries.

fuck a duck (v.)

see separate entry.

fuck-and-suck (adj.)


Ribald (Sydney) 13 Nov. 4/3: [W]e encourage other carnal photo connoisseurs who may be hoarding nude and or, fuck’n’suck photos of other famous dream girls.
L. Lovelace Ordeal (1981) 197: Director Arthur Marks came over to us. ‘Okay, Linda,' he said, `get ready for the fuck-and-suck scenes’.
fuck around (v.)

see separate entries.

fuck away (v.)

to waste, to squander.

S.P. Smith Amer. Boys 171: The others...fucked their bread away on booze [HDAS].
fuck like a mink (v.)

(Aus./US) of a woman, to copulate enthusiastically.

[US] (ref. to mid-19C) N. Kimball Amer. Madam (1981) 26: He [...] fucked like a mink.
[US](con. 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 223: But, man, she fucked like a greased mink!
[US]Maledicta 1 (Summer) 17: If she is willing, [...] she’s got fire in her pants, she’s an angel looking for Peter, and she fucks like a mink.
Urban Dict. 🌐 Debbi was picked from a bunch of Groupies to be a Band Aid because she fucks like a mink.
fuck like a rattlesnake (v.) (also root like a rattlesnake, shag...)

to copulate enthusiastically; often used of a woman who is presumed to be a sexual enthusiast, usu. in phr. I bet she...

[Aus] B. Humphries Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 71: The Pope’s a Jew if that jam tart doesn’t root like a rattlesnake.
[UK]Solar Project ‘Zeitgest’ 🎵 on Time [album] Group grope, bunch punch / Gang bang, daisy chain / Leg work, Swedish culture, S & M / We are shagging like wild rattlesnakes / We bang like the shithouse door in a gale.
BootPigJoseph ‘Cousins in Boots’ at 🌐 Bill fucks like a rattlesnake and I enjoy it.
fuck like a stoat (v.)

to copulate enthusiastically.

K. Tindall ‘Estrangements’ at 🌐 A MOT WHOSE CUNT IS READY TO BITE HER ARSE NEEDS A COVE WHO FUCKS LIKE A STOAT. The laughter was somewhat less nervous. Ulla was blushing to the roots of her hair.
fuck Mrs Palmer (v.)

to masturbate.

[UK]‘Q’ Deadmeat 107: The guy i was sharing a cell with, every time he went for a shower said, ‘I’m goin to fuck Mrs Palmer.’ [...] What would you do? It’s either that or another man.
[UK]Amatory Ink 🌐.
fuck off

see separate entries.

fuck one’s ass off (v.) (also fuck one’s head off) [despite the presence of ass n. (2), and the usu. male subjects of the phr., there is no implication of anal intercourse/homosexuality; the ref. is merely to the movement of the male buttocks and/or a general intensity]

to copulate enthusiastically, usu. from the male point of view.

[US] in P. Smith Letter from My Father (1978) 367: I never left the hotel from one day to the other just laying there fucking my head off.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Mama Black Widow 164: Them freak bitches [...] humping their asses off for the paddy pimp.
[US]J. Sayles Union Dues (1978) 366: You wanna go back [...] hump your little ass off with the college boys.
[US]T. Alibrandi Killshot 80: I don’t want you fucking away your brains and energy.
[US]R.C. Cruz Straight Outta Compton 82: He did me good. But I asked for it. You can fuck yo’ ass off, he says.
fuck one’s fist (v.) (also fist-fuck)

to masturbate.

[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) III 445: ‘As you won’t let me fuck you, I’ll frig myself.’ Suiting the action to the word I began fist-fucking.
[US](con. 1900s) in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 634: Oh mamma, mamma, look at Sis, / Out in the back yard fuckin’ her fist!
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 767: Gents to the center and fuck your fist.
[US]B. Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 222: If I had a been strong like Samson, I’d a broke this damned door down, / I’d of fucked that lovely maiden and beat it out of town. / But therefore I was not Samson, so I fucked my fist once more, / but I taken good aim and shot it — through this keyhole in this door.
[UK](con. WWII) B. Aldiss Soldier Erect 80: Take the advice of an old soldier [...] Fuck your fist [...] Honeymoon in the hand.
[US]‘Victoria Parker’ Incest Schoolgirls 🌐 Mr. Davidson whacked his cock, pumped his prick, drubbed his dick. He fucked his fist in a fast jack-jerk.
Horny Peeping Sister n.p.: Tom bucked his hips forward, fucking his fist. Pre-cum dripped from his fingers and dribbled down into the alley.
‘Paul G.’ ‘My Truck Drivin’ Brother’ at 🌐 My brother kept on fucking his fist a minute more and came inside his hand.
fuck out (v.)

1. to break down; thus fucked out, usu. of a man, exhausted by an excess of intercourse [on pattern of SE wear out].

[Aus] in K. Gilbert Living Black 65: They moved us to A division. It was so ... oh, it fucked me right out.
[US]N. Eastwood Gardener Got Her n.p.: ‘Yeah, Mike, give it to her!’ he panted. ‘This little lady can’t get enough!’ ‘Tell me about it,’ Mike said. ‘She fucked me out this afternoon.’.

2. to be sexually unfaithful [to have sex ‘out’ of the house, ‘out’ of one’s relationship].

L. McCorkle Cheer Leader 15: ‘I cannot tell a lie’ is important and fucking out on Martha is not [HDAS].

3. to irritate, to annoy.

[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 328: Don’t fuck Chef out, mate, he’s a real bastard.

4. see fuck off v.

fuck out of (v.)

1. to cheat someone.

[US]H. Miller Tropic of Cancer (1963) 54: One by one I’ve fucked myself out of all those free meals which I had planned so carefully.
[US]H. Miller Sexus (1969) 287: And then, b’Jesus, almost fucking me out of a job!
[US]W. Burroughs Naked Lunch (1968) 203: You’re trying to fuck me out of my commission.
[US](con. 1940s) G. Mandel Wax Boom 189: Miss Lily, I believe I’ve been fucked out of some pay.
[US]G.V. Higgins Digger’s Game (1981) 123: You just fuck me out if a ten-K contract onna Greek.
[US]D. Jenkins Life Its Ownself (1985) 87: Offensive holding [...] was something a zebra called when it was time to fuck you out of your bet but win him his.
C. Valentine Better Days Ahead 377: Tell him how you fucked me out of my share of the inheritance.
[UK]J. Niven Kill Your Friends (2009) 21: Most beasts of Nicky’s stripe get thrown the odd break —the big tits, say [...] Nicky got fucked out of the lot.

2. (Irish) to eject, to throw out.

[Ire]P. Howard Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 20: Me, Sophie, Amy, and clarinet Deirdre got focked out of the one [i.e. a café] in Donnybrook last week for ordering, like, a Diet Coke between us.
fuck over (v.)

see separate entries.

fuck someone in the ass (v.)

to treat with deliberate hostility, to degrade.

[US]E. Torres Q&A 58: You got ten big ones—in cash—when you find me Roger Montalvo. We will fuck Reilly in the ass.
fuck someone’s brains out (v.)

see under brain n.1

fuck the arse off someone (v.) (also fuck someone’s arse/socks off, fuck the ass off, ride the arse off, shag...) [ride v. (1a)/shag v.1 (1) + arse n. (1)/ass n. (2)]

(orig. US) usu. of a man, to have energetic sexual intercourse, to make someone the object of one’s enthusiastic or aggressive love-making; often in wishful phr. voiced by a man of a passing woman, I could/I’d like to fuck the arse off that.

[UK]Crissie 108: All the other men [...] who, like him, could boast that they had helped to ‘fuck the arse off the bloody cow’.
[US]H. Miller Sexus (1969) 352: You wait, you lovely bitch ... I’ll fuck the ass off you.
[UK]Nunnery versus Fuckery 38: He was going to fuck the arse off her and he licked his lips as he thought of it.
[US]H. Selby Jr Last Exit to Brooklyn 156: He soliloquised about [...] how many more women who damned near fucked the ass offim.
[UK]J. Orton Diaries (1986) 18 Dec. 188: I have fucked the arses off aging queens quite easily.
[US]J. Wambaugh Choirboys (1976) 307: Go over there and fuck old Ora Lee’s socks off.
[US]H. Selby Jr Demon (1979) 68: He told her he would like to fuck the ass off her.
[US]Maledicta III:2 231: To fuck the ass off someone doesn’t necessarily imply either anal intercourse or homosexuality (although UK fuck rotten usually does).
[Ire]R. Doyle Van (1998) 586: You could never respect a woman like tha’, said Bimbo. – No, Jimmy Sr agreed. – But yeh could ride the arse off her.
[Scot]I. Welsh ‘Where the Debris Meets the Sea’ in Acid House 88: Ah’d shag the erse oafay that anywey.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Mud Crab Boogie (2013) [ebook] ‘How’s it going there, sexy. You look alright. I wouldn’t mind taking you back to my place and fucking the arse off you?’.
[Ire]P. McCabe Breakfast on Pluto 84: They have the arse rode off me.
[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 53: He will fuck the arse off her tonight, he thinks, he will shag her senseless, screw her daft.
[UK]A. Sillitoe Birthday 49: He was fucking her arse off, you can bet.
posting at 🌐 i would fuck the arse off Amy Nuttal (used to be in emmerdale – left now i think).
Wife Slut’s Adventures at 🌐 We joined the two men whom were going to fuck the ass off my wife tonight.
fuck the dog (and sell the pups) (v.)

see under dog n.2

fuck the duck (v.) (also stroke the duck)

to waste time; to relax.

[US]‘Ed Lacy’ Men from the Boys (1967) 100: One minute you’re stroking the duck, the next you’re an eager beaver.
[US](con. 1969) M. Herr Dispatches 57: I met a man from the Cav who’d been ‘fucking the duck’ one afternoon, sound asleep in a huge tent with thirty cots inside.
[US]H. Selby Jr Requiem for a Dream (1987) 31: Lets stop fuckin the duck.
[US]L. Heinemann Paco’s Story (1987) 6: He was taking one of his famous naps — fucking the duck, we called it.
Daily Dog 23 Jan. 🌐 [...] followed by a bit of fucking the duck on the back roads to Manitou Springs and back.
fuck the shit out of someone (v.) (also fuck the crap out of someone, fuck the cum out of someone) [shit, the phr. (1)/crap, the phr. (1)/cum n. (1)]

usu. of a man, to have sexual intercourse; usu. very energetically and repeatedly.

[US]L. Kramer Faggots 281: He could now fuck the shit out of him.
[US]S. King Cujo (1982) 88: I enjoyed fucking the shit out of her.
‘Rev. of Total Corruption’ 🌐 Beefcake Phil Bradley fucks the cum out of Wes Daniels then shots his own hot load.
[US] 30 Aug. 🌐 I really dig your body and want to fuck the shit out of you.
V. Honeycutt Diary of Questionable Journeys 109: I was so horny that part of me wanted to just fuck the crap out of him.
fuck up

see separate entries.

fuck with (v.)

see separate entries.

fuck you

see separate entries.

fuck-your-buddy week (n.) (also buddy week, frig-your-buddy week, screw-your-buddy (week)) [buddy n. (2)]

(orig. US milit.) a response to any moment or act of betrayal; usu. as So it’s fuck-your-buddy week then...

[US]E. Gilbert Vice Trap 56: I forgot, this is buddy week.
[US]P. Crump Burn, Killer, Burn! 279: This is Frig Your Buddy Week.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS 190: Screw your buddy Take someone else’s date away.
[US]Maledicta IX 195: This article and series devoted to sexual slang would be incomplete without some notice of catch phrases, both British and American: […] it’s fuck-your-buddy week (betrayal time). 11 May 🌐 Every week was Fuck Your Buddy Week. They would have tattled on me to my manager, to Human Resources, to the Political Correctness police.
I wouldn’t fuck her with a borrowed prick (also I wouldn’t fuck her with your prick, ...with your dick) [prick n. (1)]

a general term of masculine distaste, spoken on seeing what is considered an unattractive or unpleasant woman; cite 2003 is in lexbian context.

[US]Maledicta 1 (Summer) 17: If she falls short of the ideal of desirability, well, I wouldn’t fuck her with your prick, or with a borrowed pecker.
[US]R. Price Breaks 231: I’ve seen these motherfuckers with women I wouldn’t fuck with your dick.
[UK]K. Lette Llama Parlour 97: Sheet [...] I vouldn’t fuck her with Cosmo’s cock.
[US]Simon & Burns ‘Ebb Tide’ Wire ser. 2 ep. 1 [TV script] With your pussy, I wouldn’t fuck any of these guys.
[Aus] 🌐 I turned to my batting partner and said (louder than I realised) ‘Mate, I wouldn’t fuck them with your dick’.
[US]Codella and Bennett Alphaville (2011) 43: I wouldn’t fuck that girl with your dick and Mike pushin’.
[Aus](con. 1943) G.S. Manson Irish Fandango [ebook] ‘I wouldna fucked her with your cock, mate. She was a monster’.
not here to fuck spiders (v.)

(Aus.) not here to waste time; let’s get on with it.

[Aus]Canberra Times (ACT) 15 July 56/4: ‘You can be rest assured that I’m going to be giving it my best from here to the end of my career,’ he said. ‘I’m not here to collect spiders, I’m here to play golf’.
[Aus]B. Harper Edge of the Rain [ebook] ‘Come on, boyo, come on, we’re not here to fuck spiders.’ Alex grinned at him and cracked his whip.
[Aus]J.T. Oakhill Blue Zone 19 July 🌐 Let’s roll our sleeves up and get on with it: ‘We are not here to fuck spiders after all’ .
[Aus]Courier Mail (Brisbane) 17 Apr. n.p.: Then I’d hear a whisper, just quiet at first: That weight’s not going to lift itself. And then a little bit louder, Dry your eyes, princess. Then louder still, I’m not here to f--- spiders.
[Aus]Reddit: Introductory Guide to Aust. Sl. 9 Dec. 🌐 ‘I’m not here to fuck spiders!’.
X 26 Nov. 🌐 A: Nel really learned a lot at uni. B: Well she isn't there to fuck spiders, is she?
you can fuck me but you can’t make me like the baby

(Aus. prison) a phr. meaning that a prisoner may endure his punishment but need not necessarily enjoy it.

[Aus]Tupper & Wortley Aus. Prison Sl. Gloss. 🌐 Baby. As in ‘you can fuck me but you can’t make me like the baby’, which is to say a prisoner may endure his punishment but need not necessarily enjoy it.

In exclamations

fuck a duck!

see separate entry.


see separate entry.

fuck around!

see separate entry.

fuck ’em all! (also fuck ’em!) [the orig. words for the bowdlerized soldiers’ song ‘Bless ’Em All’]

a general excl. of dismissal, bravado, ‘to hell with them’.

[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 44: My name is Samuel Hall / And I’ve only got one ball, / But it’s better than none at all. Fuck ’em all.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 388: They’ll get no promotion this side of the ocean. / So cheer up, my lads, fuck ’em all.
[US]H.S. Thompson letter 20 Sept. Proud Highway (1997) 400: Books like that are like water when you want whiskey. Fuck ’em.
[US]A. Young Snakes (1971) 105: Fuck em, we’ll come anyway.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 389: Fuck ’em all, fuck ’em all, / The long and the short and the tall.
[US]C. Hiaasen Lucky You 185: ‘Fuck ’em.’ Arthur Battenkill snorted. ‘I hope they slaughter each other with blunt objects.’.
fuck me!

see separate entry.

fuck my days! (also frig my days! fuck me days!)

(UK black) an excl. of surprise, annoyance etc.

[NZ]H. Beaton Outside In Act II: Fuck me days! Your father a multi-national?
[UK](con. 1979–80) A. Wheatle Brixton Rock (2004) 61: What is going on, he thought. Fuck my days, this might be my sister!
[UK](con. 1981) A. Wheatle East of Acre Lane 7: Fuck my days [...] Dat was close. [Ibid.] 226: Oh, frig my living days.
fuck my luck!

1. an excl. implying sorrow, disappointment.

[UK](con. WWII) B. Aldiss Soldier Erect 252: ‘Where were you in the war?’ ‘I was in Burma [...] Fuck my bloody luck!’.

2. I don’t believe it!

F. Allan Milton’s Progress Ch. 13 🌐 ‘Fuck my luck!’ spat Rob, ‘not sharin’ an ass like that should be against the law!’.
at 29 Oct. [blog] Fuck my luck, I have been waiting all day for a decent shot of something and finally when it happens turns out my camera was set on manual focus!
fuck my old boots!

an excl. denoting one’s astonishment; orig. milit. use, sometimes euph. as seduce my ancient footwear!

[US]C. Bukowski Erections, Ejaculations etc. 423: Well, fuck my dead mother’s bones .
[UK]‘P.B. Yuill’ Hazell and the Three-card Trick (1977) 152: All he could say was: ‘Fuck my old boots!’.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 432/2: C.20.
Spike mag. 22 Sept. 🌐 Fuck my old boots. The Financial Times, of all papers, runs a sweet piece on Robert Wyatt marking the release of a new LP.
fuck that!

a dismissive excl., often ext., e.g. fuck that for a bowl of cherries! fuck that for a comic song! fuck that for a top hat! and see below.

[UK]K. Amis letter 19 Feb. in Leader (2000) 504: The first, any road, is The world of Ernest Hemingway. Fuck that.
[UK] in G. Westwood A Minority 142: You know bloody well its buggery not burglary [...] F--- that for a lark, you’ll get me into more trouble.
[US]C. Brown Mr Jive-Ass Nigger 132: ‘Look, let’s go to your place [. . .. .] I’m sorry I said it, you know what I mean?’ ‘Oh, fuck that’.
[UK]T. Lewis GBH 18: ‘How’s Jean?’ Collins asked. ‘Fuck that,’ I replied.
[Aus]A. Weller Day of the Dog 81: ‘Poxy judge give ’im six months just because ’e stole a blanket.’ ‘Fuck that,’ he murmurs in sympathy.
[US]T. Wolfe Bonfire of the Vanities 35: ‘Making $36,000 a year.’ [...] Fuck that.
[US]T. Williams Crackhouse 24: Everybody says they’re going to stop after their last hit – fuck that. I like it and I’m gonna continue to smoke.
[Aus]P. Temple Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] Well fuck that for a joke. I’ve wasted enough time.
[UK]N. Cohn Yes We Have No 338: Maladjusted, they said I was. Fuck that!
[Scot]I. Welsh Glue 12: Risk losing some fingers for a bonus for a bunch of rich shareholders living in Surrey or somewhere? Fuck that.
fuck that/this for a game of soldiers! (also bugger...! feck...! sod...! stick...! stuff...! of cowboys! of darts!)

an excl. of derision, indicating that something is not working or that one is giving up.

[UK]C. Lee diary 6 Nov. in Eight Bells & Top Masts (2001) 174: Stuff that for a game of soldiers. I don’t want it [i.e. illicitly gained money].
[UK]W. Hall Long and the Short and the Tall Act I: Routine Patrol! You can stick this for a game of soldiers.
[UK]C. Wood ‘Spare’ in Cockade (1965) I i: harry: You’re sweating on him stopping ... garibaldi: Get some in. dickie bird: And that for a game of soldiers.
[UK]K. Bonfiglioli Don’t Point That Thing at Me (1991) 140: Well, fuck this for a game of darts.
[UK]S. Armitage ‘All Beer and Skittles’ in Zoom 17: He was sodding this for a game of soldiers and angling for a lift into town.
[Ire]F. Mac Anna Last of the High Kings 90: Fuck this for a game of cowboys.
[UK]Guardian 29 Oct. 19/8: All the others’ll be relaxing, saying ‘Sod this for a game of soldiers’.
[Ire]G. Byrne Pictures in my Head 2: Now I wanted to use words like ‘friggin’ [...] and say things like ‘Bugger that for a game of soldiers’.
[Ire]J. O’Connor Secret World of the Irish Male (1995) 245: You think ‘feck this anyway for a phoney game of cowboys’.
[Scot]I. Welsh Filth 193: Fuck that for a game of soldiers.
[Ire]P. Howard PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 199: In the end we were all, like, fock that for a game of soldiers.
[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 348: Takin ten gs ay uncut broon through the customs in ma strides [...] Fuck that for a game ay sodjirs.
A. Billson on Twitter 9 July 🌐 Oh what, they won't acknowledge my Belgian double-Pfizer now? Fuck that for a game of soldiers.
[Scot]A. Parks May God Forgive 79: ‘And the other half [of me] thinks fuck that for a game of soldiers, no ready for the quiet life yet’.
fuck that/this for a lark! (also fuck this for a geg! fuck this lark! shag that for a lark!)

1. an excl. of derision, indicating something is not working or that one is giving up.

[UK]A. Bleasdale Who’s Been Sleeping in my Bed 162: ‘Lookin’?’ he said. ‘Fuck that f’a lark. I’m gonna blast it out of the sky.’.
[Ire]J. Morrow Confessions of Proinsias O’Toole 108: Hiya, Francie oul’ son! Fuck this for a geg.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 432/2: C.19–20.
[Ire]H. Leonard Out After Dark 3: Cloggy said: ‘Shag that for a lark.’.
[UK]C. McPherson The Weir 50: And I was all like ‘fuck this’ you know?
(con. 1943) L/Cpl J.J. Bird at 🌐 One of the Commandos in the craft asked Jack Bird ‘What mob do you blokes belong to?’, he replied ‘We’re airborne troops’, to which the man said ‘Fuck that for a lark.’ and pulled out his flask and offered Jack a drink.
[UK]K. Sampson Outlaws (ms.) 136: Ah, fuck this for a lark, I think. I can’t listen to this shite.
Skinhead Hamlet at 🌐 fortinbras: Fuck this for a lark then. Let’s piss off. [Exeunt with alarums].

2. don’t expect me to get mixed up in that! that’s a stupid idea!

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 432/2: C.19–20.
[Ire]J. Healy Grass Arena (1990) 123: She started getting more sexy. Fuck this lark. Struggling to get out from under her, I saw Hogan [...] grinning, enjoying my discomfort.
fuck that/this for a laugh!

an excl. of derision, indicating something is not satisfactory or rejecting an idea that is unfeasible.

[UK]S. Berkoff East in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 48: I thought now fuck this for a laugh.
[Scot]I. Welsh Trainspotting 36: Fuck all that for a laugh. Tonight she’d take her chances at the gig.
King & Love Football Factory [film script] Then go and spunk your wages on kebabs, fruit machines and brasses? Fuck that for a laugh!
fuck the begrudgers!

(Irish) a general excl. of defiance or scorn.

[Ire]A. Martin (ed.) Winter’s Tales from Ireland I 122: Be a blood. Come alive. Break out. Face them. Show them. Fuck the begrudgers. Die, if die you must, on your feet and fighting.
[Ire]P. Hutchinson Watching the Morning Grow 32: Rackrent came round, we left a note: ‘Fuck the begrudgers’.
[Ire]Irish Times 24 Sept. 🌐 ‘F**k the begrudgers!’ became the battle-cry of those determined on celebrating success at all costs .
[Ire]H. Browne Frontman 3: ‘Fuck the begrudgers’ is Ireland's ancient and venerable and ubiquitous version of 'haters gonna hate'.
fuck them all but six/eight!

(US, orig. milit.) a general oath of annoyance and hostility; often ext. with ...and save them for pallbearers!

[ Tennessee Folk. Society Bulletin XXI (1955) 100: Cuss ’em all, cuss ’em all, / Cuss ’em all but six! [HDAS]].
[US]L. Uris Battle Cry (1964) 310: ‘Fugg you guys and save six for pallbearers,’ Levin shouted.
[US]J. Ellroy Brown’s Requiem 189: I say fuck ’em all and save six for the pallbearers.
P. Ford ‘4 Days, 4 Police Officers’ at 25 July 🌐 I’d say fuck them all but six, and save those for Paulbearers [sic], but in the interest of consistency, fuck the six, too, and cremate me instead.
posting at 8 Apr. 🌐 Fuck them all but six. We’ll use them as pall bearers.
fuck you!

see separate entry.

go fuck a duck! (also go fuck a dog! ...a fishnet! go kiss a duck!)

an excl. of dismissal, or disbelief.

[US]R. Chandler Playback 208: Why don’t you go kiss a duck?
[UK]W. Talsman Gaudy Image (1966) 229: ‘Go fuck a fishnet,’ Minnie cooed. ‘There’s enough holes there for an army.’.
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Peacock Valhalla 235: ‘Oh go fuck a duck!’ Giff said angrily.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Oct. 4: fuck a dog – exclamation of shock or displeasure: ‘I went out with another girl last night.’ ‘Oh, go fuck a dog!’.
go fuck your mother! (also go fuck your sister!)

an all-purpose dismissive excl., generally seen as a supremely offensive remark.

[US]H. Selby Jr Last Exit to Brooklyn 16: Freddy [...] yelled at them to go fuck their mothers, ya cottonpickin bastards.
[US]C. Bukowski Erections, Ejaculations etc. 411: Arrr...go fuck your little sister...
[UK]G.F. Newman You Flash Bastard 130: Go fuck your dead mother. I can buy all you fuzz ten times over with loose change in my pocket.
[US]J. Ellroy Blood on the Moon 74: ‘I say fuck your mother.’ ‘A predictable response. Can't you guys come up with something original like 'Fuck your father'?’ ‘Fuck you, flatfoot’.
[UK]M. Hanif Case of Exploding Mangoes (2009) 16: I salute him, using all my silent drill practice to contain the inner cadence [...] ‘Fuck your mother too’.
go fuck yourself! (also go and fuck yourself! go diddle yourself! go fiddle yourself! go flog yourself! go fug yourself! go jerk yourself! go shoot yourself!)

a general excl. of dismissal.

cited in Report and Proceedings of the Senate Committee Appointed to Investigate the Police Dept of the City of N.Y. 3158: Q. Repeat what he said to you? A. He said, ‘Go on, fuck yourself, you son-of-a-bitch; I will give you a hundred dollars.’.
[US] ‘Customer Cases’ Committee of Fourteen Papers 21 June 73: Go fuck yourself; it’s none of your damn business.
[UK]‘J.H. Ross’ Mint (1955) 85: ‘You’re all very happy,’ he sneered. ‘Go and fuck rattlesnakes,’ retorted Templer.
[US]C. Sandburg ‘Shovellin’ Iron Ore’ in Amer. Songbag 183: I, ‘Old man now what will you pay?’ Says he, ‘Two bits a ton.’ Says I, ‘Old man, go diddle yourself, I’d rather bum.’.
[US]C. McKay Banjo 115: Let the crackers go fiddle themselves, and you, too.
[US] ‘Betty Boop in “Flesh”’ [comic strip] in B. Adelman Tijuana Bibles (1997) 28: He didn’t do it for honor, / He didn’t do it for wealth; / He did it to accomodate an old pal / Who told him to ‘go fuck himself.’.
[UK]R. Westerby Wide Boys Never Work (1938) 198: If you don’t – well, you can go and — yourself, that’s all.
[US] ‘Wild Buckaroo’ in G. Logsdon Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 107: She screamed, ‘You jack rabbit! You shot off, you’re thru; / You can go fuck yourself now you Wild Buckaroo.’.
[US]N. Mailer Naked and Dead 10: Go fug yourself.
[US]E. Hemingway letter 2 June in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 698: Posterity can take care of herself or fuck herself.
[US]M. Spillane Long Wait (1954) 149: I felt like telling the guy to go shoot himself.
[US] A. Ginsberg ‘America’ Howl & Other Poems (2000) 39: Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.
[US]A. Baraka Slave in Three Negro Plays (1969) Act I: Go and fuck yourself.
[Aus]J. Hibberd White with Wire Wheels (1973) 227: rod: Don’t push me too far, Simon. simon: Go flog yourself!
[US]B. Malamud Tenants (1972) 77: If you don’t want to read what I show you, fuck your bloody ass.
[Scot](con. mid-1960s) J. Patrick Glasgow Gang Observed 116: Awa’ an’ take a regimental fuck tae yirsel.
[US]Maledicta 1 (Summer) 12: In America one of the most usual insulting invitations today is go fuck yourself [...] This rather lacks bounce, and is sometimes varied or enlarged to: go fuck a dead horse, or go fuck yourself with a rubber weenie, or go fuck yourself in the ass and give yourself some brains.
[US]L. Kramer Faggots 267: ‘Go fuck yourself.’ ‘Go fuck yourself yourself.’.
[US]G.V. Higgins Patriot Game (1985) 185: He will never [...] tell the client’s chief executive officer to go fuck himself.
[Ire]R. Doyle Commitments 47: Fuck yourself, you.
[UK]S. Armitage ‘Phenomenology’ in Zoom 24: Harold Garfinkel can go fuck himself.
[Ire](con. 1945) S. McAughtry Touch and Go 101: Go jerk yourself, you stupid bastard.
[US]T. Jones Pugilist at Rest 83: ‘Well, fuck you,’ I said. ‘And fuck you, Go fuck yourself.’.
[Ire]P. McCabe Breakfast on Pluto 139: Oh, go and fuck yourself then!
[UK]Guardian Weekend 18 Sept. 32: His eyes said, ‘Go fuck yourself’.
[US]P. Cornwell Blow Fly (2004) 127: Good riddance and go fuck yourself.
[US](con. 1973) C. Stella Johnny Porno 97: We can use the recorder or you can go fuck yourself.
[Aus]L. Redhead Thrill City [ebook] Whoever the hell it was, I was gonna tell them to go fuck themselves.
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] ‘Go fuck yourself.’ On Staten island it’s an expression of affection.
[Aus]G. Gilmore Headland [ebook] ‘How about you go fuck yourself?’.
[US]S.A. Crosby Blacktop Wasteland 38: People always seemed to want to do what Ella Montage told them [...] Even if she was telling them to go fuck themselves.
[UK]Guardian 25 Feb. 🌐 [headline] Ukraine soldiers told Russian officer ‘go fuck yourself’ before they died on island.