Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fuck all n.

also fok-all

1. none, nothing; often ext. to sweet fuck all under sweet adj.1

Noyes MS. n.p.: Fuck-all....(1) nothing. ‘There’s not a fuck-all to do this afternoon’ [HDAS].
[Aus](con. WWI) A.G. Pretty Gloss. of Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: f.a. [...] Fuck All; Fanny Adams; Nothing; vacuity.
[US]E. Hemingway letter 5 May in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 466: It’s been a fuck-all of a six weeks.
[UK]P. Larkin letter 9 Aug. in Thwaite Sel. Letters (1992) 104: He goes on to say that he is twenty-three and has done fuck-all, while other bastards of his acquaintance are forging ahead like buggery.
[Aus]‘Fuck Air Board’ in Mess Songs & Rhymes of the RAAF 25: And the reason they gave for his being dead meat, / Was that he had fuck all but baked beans to eat.
[UK]K. Amis letter 9 Sept. in Leader (2000) 478: It’s that filthy continental breakfast that does you. How do these fellows get on that have to do a morning’s work, starting at 8, on fuck-all.
[UK]N. Dunn Poor Cow 6: I just like to feel that if I wanted something I could go out and buy it. Terrible when you ain’t got fuck all, you ain’t got nothing.
[Aus]Tharunka (Sydney) 8 Nov. 27/2: ‘You shithead good for fuck-all-illiterate-prick’.
[UK]G.F. Newman You Flash Bastard 58: Dunno about who, know what. Fuck all. There hasn’t been for a while. Difficult even to get a living nowadays.
[UK]‘Derek Raymond’ He Died with His Eyes Open 55: They’re only business cunts and that; they only want to be made to feel they’re something special [...] don’t cost the driver fuck all to feed em a bit.
[US]T. Wolfe Bonfire of the Vanities 107: You guys can sit here and fuck-all.
[SA]A. Dangor Z Town Trilogy 24: You know fok-all about life and beauty!
[UK](con. 1918) P. Barker Eye in the Door 198: ‘Will you go?’ ‘Might.’ He looked round him, and the bitterness spilled. ‘Fuck all here.’.
[Ire]R. Doyle Woman Who Walked Into Doors 169: I’d done fuck-all all day.
[Aus]P. Temple Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] He was a runt, five foot fuckall.
[Aus]P. Temple Dead Point (2008) [ebook] I know fuck-all about business.
[UK]Guardian G2 20 Feb. 6: Jesus had achieved quite a bit by the time he was 33 and I had achieved fuck all.
[Aus]P. Temple Truth 180: Got fuckall to do with you, okay?
[Scot]L. McIlvanney All the Colours 136: They told you fuck all.
[US](con. 1973) C. Stella Johnny Porno 279: The Westie isn’t saying fuck all.
[SA]Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) 8 Jan. 🌐 Well, Smith, what heff you got to say? Fokol, hey?
[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 100: We all come from nothing. A great big fuck-all that will never have an answer.
[Aus]N. Cummins Tales of the Honey Badger [ebook] My experience in the real world amounted to zero times f*&k all.
[Ire]L. McInerney Glorious Heresies 22: Fuck all else to do.
[Ire]P Howard Braywatch 4: The old dear crosses her legs and runs a hand up and down her stockinged thigh [...] It does very little for me. Fock-all, in fact.
[Aus]C. Hammer Opal Country 45: ‘I haven’t found fuck-all’.

2. a second-rate or worthless person.

OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. 🌐 fuck-all n. a person who is useless or pathetic. (eg ‘He’s Fuck all’).