1. of people, exhausted, unhappy, wretched.
|Mint (1955) 39: ‘Well I’m fucked,’ gasped my half-section, at this futile issue of our toil.|
|(con. 1917–19) USA (1966) 348: I guess I’m f––d for fair then.Nineteen Nineteen in|
|(con. WWI) Flesh in Armour 106: ‘It’s Corporal Jeffreys; he’s about — ; been buried’.|
|Sel. Letters (1981) 532: It is over and I am fucked on that.letter 12 Dec. in Baker|
|They Dug a Hole 38: He knows he’s f----d an’ arl.|
|letter 24 June in Charters I (1995) 320: But must tell you that I am completely fucked. Giroux didn’t take my book.|
|Poor Cow 127: So you’re fucked whichever way you turn.|
|False Starts 117: Elmer was fucked from birth and nothing good had ever happened to him.|
|Educating Rita I i: Y’ know when I’m in the hairdresser’s – that’s where I work – I’ll say somethin’ like, ‘Oh, I’m really fucked’, y’ know, dead loud. It doesn’t half cause a fuss.|
|(con. 1930s) Emerald Square 134: He’s just about fucked.|
|Legs 5: The road’s got him beat. He can’t cope. He’s got to get off it before he’s fucked for life.|
|Mud Crab Boogie (2013) [ebook] I’m not elegantly wasted. I’m completely fucked.|
|20 something the ultimate survival guide 14/1: If you haven’t had loads of fights, as soon as you are in the ring you’re totally fucked.|
|Panopticon (2013) 18: I’m fifteen and fucked.|
2. cheated, tricked, defeated, deceived.
|Anecdota Americana I 149: I’m sorry to say there’s nothing you can do about it. In this state, when the man is through, the woman is fucked.|
|Adventures of a Young Man 257: American Miners was f—d to hell and back, the boys in Slade Country was f—d and now here was this christbitten hellbound party line f—g them proper.|
|Sexus (1969) 375: You’re fucked from the moment you draw your first breath.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 603: The best are fucked for the worst reasons, and the worst make a pile by feeding off the best.letter 5 Jan. in|
|Jamaica (1983) 70: These fuckin’ people, / fucked as they are, / fuckin’ well believe / in immortality.‘Saturday in Kingston’|
|Digger’s Game (1981) 28: Big deal. He got fucked.|
|Campus Sl. Nov. 4: fucked – taken advantage of.|
|Curvy Lovebox 30: He’s fucked for his money now.|
|Falls 88: He smiled. ‘Then Anthony’s fucked, pardon my French.’.|
|Young Team 13: Should two Strathclyde police officers appear, yir fucked. Should the eld alky steal the fiver and the [...] wine [...] yir double fucked.|
3. (also fucked off) of things, broken, out of order, ruined, spoilt.
|Sel. Letters (1981) 12 Dec.: No matter how many countries you see fucked and bitched and ruined you never get to take it easily.in Baker|
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 796: I never seen an orderly room get so completely 100% f-- in such a short goddam time.|
|Sel. Letters (1992) 318: He found the shutter had been set on Time exposure which means that the whole lot were fucked.letter 8 Aug. in Thwaite|
|(con. WWII) inSongs from the Front and Rear 11: Suddenly his wrench slipped and he flung it on the grass and snarled, ‘Fuck! The fucking fucker’s fucked.’.|
|Bachman Books (1995) 366: The fucking machine is all fucked to shit.Roadwork in|
|Suspect Device 11: The seasons were fucked. The trees were dying. Cities were spreading like cancer.‘Vegan Reich’ in Home|
|Leaving Bondi (2013) [ebook] This is fucked, he told himself, shaking his head in annoyance. I knew it was going to be a waste of time.|
|Grits 119: The purr cahr’s fucked now.|
|Zero at the Bone [ebook] ‘This leg. It’s fucked’.|
|IOL News (SA) 13 Oct. [Internet] Good thing no high rise building in SA...Carlton Centre fokked so no1 cares.|
|‘Hazards’ [lyrics] Dirty bruck back (no), in a dirty trackie (disgusting) / Fuck off’d bally, nuttin ain’t changed (nuttin’).|
4. in serious trouble.
|‘Screwsman’s Lament’ in Encounter n.d. in Norman’s London (1969) 68: It was when the motor gave a cough, I felt a lurching at my heart. / ‘We’re fucked,’ says Bill, ‘the bastard thing don’t want to start.’.|
|Glass Canoe (1982) 173: Serge had this guy fucked and burnt.|
|Breakfast on Pluto 82: Next time [...] she’s fucked.|
|Stump 11: Some sheepshagger bizzy pulls us over [...] searches the motor. We’d be pure fucked.|
|Insidious Intent (2018) 198: ‘If someone passed that paper trail on to the IPCC, you’d be fucked’.|
|Cherry 11: They’ll [i.e. the police] be coming up Mayfield, and if they catch me I’m fucked.|
|Silver [ebook] ‘You’re a journo, they’re law enforcement [...] You’re fucked’.|
|Broken 14: ‘I’m lying there [...] thinking, we’re fucked’.‘Broken’ in|
5. intoxicated by a drug or drink.
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] ‘Six bottles b– b– b’tween us. Whole fuggin lot’s gone, man. We’re fugged, so we are’.|
|Tasmanian Babes Fiasco (1998) 59: We were way too drug-fucked to get that feeling.|
|Guardian Rev. 19 Nov. 15: Acid house [...] brought people together, fucked out of their mind at 4am.|
|Acid Alex 232: I got fucked with my chinas that night and woke up with a horrible hangover.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 167: Bein fucked, maist ay the fitba passed us by.|
6. lacking in good sense, crazy.
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 611: I’ve even seen a couple of them that clean lost their head and had to actually be carried out finally they got so f--.|
|Ladies’ Man (1985) 222: Yeah, it was fucked.|
|Nam (1982) 11: It was fucked in a way, it was really fucked.|
|Ghost World 31: I know it’s fucked! Sometimes I think I act so stupid because I’m going crazy from sexual frustration!|
|Indep. Rev. 14 Jan. 14: People have been neutralised. They’re fucked.|
7. very bad, offensive, rotten, unfair.
|Ghost World 64: God, this place is totally fucked.|
|Guardian Rev. 12 Nov. 3: When we look back on it now, we go, hey, remember that time you got kicked out? Man, that was fucked.|
8. psychologically maladjusted.
|Rushes (1981) 184: Then fuck you — you’re as fucked as Chas in your own way, as fucked as my brother in his.|
|One Night Out Stealing 15: Everyone knew Hitman was fucked in the head.|
|Curvy Lovebox 137: Gotta be fucked in the head givin’ her a squeeze.|
|Powder 473: It was soothing, sort of, knowing that somebody else was fucked too.|
9. bothered, usu. in negative, e.g. I’m not fucked, you have it.
|Money 253: The Fiasco is still in custody. I keep meaning to go along and spring it from the pound. But I can’t be fucked.|
|inSex Pistols 78: May 23. Boogie expected me at the office early but I couldn’t be fucked to hurry.|
|Three 52: I can’t be fucked throwing on clothes.|
|inMusic and Art of Radiohead 196: Oi. here’s a bloke that can’t be fucked to blag with the same dodgy twats that made your life go ‘P’.|
|Scrublands [ebook] ‘All the stuff my old man could never be fucked doing’.|
(US) one who is about to die or doomed to die.
|Men in Battle 133: If France don’t come in now, we’re fucked ducks.|
|in You Owe Yourself a Drunk (1988) 30: I had twenty-three bucks when booked. Now they tell me I’ve only got $3.30. I guess I’m a fucked duck—I’ve got twenty days hanging [HDAS].|
|Monkey Wrench Gang 220: You a fucked duck, man. Yeah! He pitched a stone at the big-mouthed bird.|
(orig. US) a phr. describing a victim of adverse circumstances, bad luck.
|AS XXII:1 Feb. 56: Flucked by the flickle flinger of flate. Doomed by Army snafu.‘Pacific War Lang.’ in|
|Realist 64-85 15: One thinks of the alliterative folk alternatives for saying ‘I’ve been screwed,’ to wit: to be ‘fucked by the fickle finger of fate’ or to be ‘dangled by the diddling digit of doom’.|
|Playboy’s Book of Forbidden Words.|
|Maledicta 1 (Summer) 15: Somewhat as in the modern phrase about being bitched, buggered and bewildered—and far from home: one has been Diddled by the Dirty Digit of Destiny, or Fucked by the Fickle Finger of Fate. This format can be applied to a whole alphabet of abuse from A to Z, as in calling something or someone a Pimple on the Petrified Prong of Progress or a Blister on the Bleeding Bloody Bollocks of Biology.|
|‘The Finger of fate’ at www.tankbooks.com [Internet] Call it coincidence, but I say that Dickerson was fucked by the fickle finger of Fate.|
|posting at yhoo.bloggingstocks.com 5 July [Internet] Your comments are stupid and shallow!!! Ken [Lay] was fucked by the fickle finger of fate.|
|‘Tobruk Song’ in Kiss Me Goodnight, Sgt.-Major (1973) 80: I’m fucked off, fucked off, / Fucked off as can be.|
|Dict. Contemp. and Colloq. Usage.|
|Filth 81: Drummond’s irritated look is chilling me out. She’s as fucked off as I am.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 55: I’m actually pretty focked off [...] with Erika.|
|Dirty South 202: Shall I say that some fucked off brothers might be looking for me.|
1. exhausted by an excess of sex.
|in Stories the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell (1994) ) 37: I together with several other officers went over to Petersburg, got drunk and f--ked out. We staid two days and nights, and you ought to have seen me going to bed with a gal.|
|Rosa Fielding 87: Mr. Bonham was exhausted and no mistake. Never since his honeymoon had he felt so thoroughly fucked out.|
|Romance of Lust 443: Poor Mr. Nixon was evidently fucked out.|
|My Secret Life (1966) I 75: We were famished and fucked out.|
|Tropic of Cancer (1963) 250: The dry, fucked-out crater is obscene.|
|Cogan’s Trade (1975) 162: I couldn’t do it [...] I’d get all fucked out [...] I couldn’t fuck for three days.|
|Rent Boy 25: They know anybody they get after that’s gonna be pretty fucked-out meat.|
2. (orig. US) exhausted.
|You Flash Bastard 177: One thing Sneed didn’t need was old, fucked-out detectives making those observations; they irritated him and he saw them as a put-down.|
|Union Dues (1978) 144: It’s Monday, they’re all fucked-out from the weekend.|
|Mooi Street (1994) 177: It’s a vrot-stinking smallholding that’s fucked-out finish!‘Smallholding’ in|
|Bad Sex on Speed 26: all fucked out and still awake.|
|Border [ebook] I must be getting old [...] I’m fucked out.|
1. suffering (not always painfully) from the use of drugs or alcohol to excess.
|Heroin in Perspective 202: Fucked up. High on heroin (sometimes other drugs) [...] messed up, has problems; also fucked over, fucked around, and just plain fucked.|
2. unpleasant, rotten, sick, dazed.
|Christine 309: You look like a sleepwalker. You look absolutely fucked over.|
(US) ruined beyond repair.
|Magnificat 420: ‘If we lose — ’ ‘We’re fucked to a fare-thee-well,’ said Hiroshi Kodama.|
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] fucked to a fair-thee-well n. derog screwed up beyond recognition.|
see separate entry.
suffering extreme physical or emotional pain.
|‘No Vaseline’ [lyrics] on Death Certificate [album] It ain’t my fault, one nigga got smart, / And they rippin’ your asshole apart. / By takin’ your green, oh yeah, / The villain does get fucked with no vaseline.|
see separate entries.
a general excl. of surprise, frustration, anger etc.
|in Derelicts of Company K (1978) 198: Yeah? No shit! Is that what happened? I’ll be fucked.|
|Stand (1990) 1310: I’ll be frigged if I know.|
|Rat on Fire (1982) 102: I’ll be fucked if I know what’s the matter with her.|
|(con. 1967) Reckoning for Kings (1989) 57: ‘Well I shall be fucked,’ he said softly.|
|Turning (2005) 272: [They] said I’m irresponsible, unreliable. [...] But I’m solid, he said. Solid as a brickshithouse. Unreliable be fucked.‘Boner McPharlin’s Moll’ in|
|Finders Keepers (2016) 203: ‘Is that Morrie Bellamy?’ ‘In the flesh.’ ‘Well, I’ll be fucked’.|