Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fucked adj.1

[fig. uses of fuck v. (1)]

1. of people, exhausted, unhappy, wretched.

[UK]‘J.H. Ross’ Mint (1955) 39: ‘Well I’m fucked,’ gasped my half-section, at this futile issue of our toil.
[US](con. 1917–19) Dos Passos Nineteen Nineteen in USA (1966) 348: I guess I’m f––d for fair then.
[US]E. Hemingway letter 12 Dec. in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 532: It is over and I am fucked on that.
[UK]R. Grinstead They Dug a Hole 38: He knows he’s f----d an’ arl.
[US]Kerouac letter 24 June in Charters I (1995) 320: But must tell you that I am completely fucked. Giroux didn’t take my book.
[UK]N. Dunn Poor Cow 127: So you’re fucked whichever way you turn.
[US]M. Braly False Starts 117: Elmer was fucked from birth and nothing good had ever happened to him.
[UK]W. Russell 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.
[Can]O.D. Brooks 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.
H. Adcock 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.
[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 18: I’m fifteen and fucked.

2. cheated, tricked, defeated, deceived.

[US]‘J.M. Hall’ 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.
[US]Dos Passos 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.
[US]H. Miller Sexus (1969) 375: You’re fucked from the moment you draw your first breath.
[US]H.S. Thompson letter 5 Jan. in Proud Highway (1997) 603: The best are fucked for the worst reasons, and the worst make a pile by feeding off the best.
[UK]A. Salkey ‘Saturday in Kingston’ Jamaica (1983) 70: These fuckin’ people, / fucked as they are, / fuckin’ well believe / in immortality.
[US]G.V. Higgins Digger’s Game (1981) 28: Big deal. He got fucked.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 4: fucked – taken advantage of.
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 30: He’s fucked for his money now.
[UK]I. Rankin Falls 88: He smiled. ‘Then Anthony’s fucked, pardon my French.’.

3. of things, broken, out of order, ruined, spoilt.

[US]E. Hemingway in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 12 Dec.: No matter how many countries you see fucked and bitched and ruined you never get to take it easily.
[US]J. Jones From Here to Eternity (1998) 796: I never seen an orderly room get so completely 100% f-- in such a short goddam time.
[UK]P. Larkin letter 8 Aug. in Thwaite Sel. Letters (1992) 318: He found the shutter had been set on Time exposure which means that the whole lot were fucked.
(con. WWII) in A. Hopkins Songs 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.’.
[US]S. King Roadwork in Bachman Books (1995) 366: The fucking machine is all fucked to shit.
[UK]N. Palmer ‘Vegan Reich’ in Home Suspect Device 11: The seasons were fucked. The trees were dying. Cities were spreading like cancer.
[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 119: The purr cahr’s fucked now.
[SA]IOL News (SA) 13 Oct. [Internet] Good thing no high rise building in SA...Carlton Centre fokked so no1 cares.

4. in serious trouble.

[UK] ‘Screwsman’s Lament’ in Encounter n.d. in Norman 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.’.
[Aus]D. Ireland Glass Canoe (1982) 173: Serge had this guy fucked and burnt.
[Ire]P. McCabe Breakfast on Pluto 82: Next time [...] she’s fucked.
[UK]N. Griffiths Stump 11: Some sheepshagger bizzy pulls us over [...] searches the motor. We’d be pure fucked.
[UK]V. McDermid Insidious Intent (2018) 198: ‘If someone passed that paper trail on to the IPCC, you’d be fucked’.

5. intoxicated by a drug or drink.

[US]P. Munro Sl. U.
[Ire]P. Howard The Joy (2015) [ebook] ‘Six bottles b– b– b’tween us. Whole fuggin lot’s gone, man. We’re fugged, so we are’.
[Aus]J. Birmingham Tasmanian Babes Fiasco (1998) 59: We were way too drug-fucked to get that feeling.
[UK]Guardian Rev. 19 Nov. 15: Acid house [...] brought people together, fucked out of their mind at 4am.
[SA]A. Lovejoy Acid Alex 232: I got fucked with my chinas that night and woke up with a horrible hangover.
[UK](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 167: Bein fucked, maist ay the fitba passed us by.

6. lacking in good sense, crazy.

[US]J. Jones 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--.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 222: Yeah, it was fucked.
[US]M. Baker Nam (1982) 11: It was fucked in a way, it was really fucked.
[US]D. Clowes Ghost World 31: I know it’s fucked! Sometimes I think I act so stupid because I’m going crazy from sexual frustration!
[UK]Indep. Rev. 14 Jan. 14: People have been neutralised. They’re fucked.

7. very bad, offensive, rotten, unfair.

[US]D. Clowes Ghost World 64: God, this place is totally fucked.
[UK]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.

[US]J. Rechy Rushes (1981) 184: Then fuck you — you’re as fucked as Chas in your own way, as fucked as my brother in his.
[NZ]A. Duff One Night Out Stealing 15: Everyone knew Hitman was fucked in the head.
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 137: Gotta be fucked in the head givin’ her a squeeze.
[UK]K. Sampson 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.

[UK]M. Amis 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.
in F. Vermorel Sex Pistols 78: May 23. Boogie expected me at the office early but I couldn’t be fucked to hurry.
G. King Three 52: I can’t be fucked throwing on clothes.
in J. Tate Music 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’.

In compounds

fucked duck (n.)

(US) one who is about to die or doomed to die.

[US]A. Bessie Men in Battle 133: If France don’t come in now, we’re fucked ducks.
[US] in J.P. Spradley 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].

In phrases

fucked by the fickle finger of fate

(orig. US) a phr. describing a victim of adverse circumstances, bad luck.

[US]D.W. Hamilton ‘Pacific War Lang.’ in AS XXII:1 Feb. 56: Flucked by the flickle flinger of flate. Doomed by Army snafu.
[US]R.A. Wilson Playboy’s Book of Forbidden Words.
[US]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.
S. Krysko ‘The Finger of fate’ at [Internet] Call it coincidence, but I say that Dickerson was fucked by the fickle finger of Fate.
posting at 5 July [Internet] Your comments are stupid and shallow!!! Ken [Lay] was fucked by the fickle finger of fate.
fucked off (adj.)

annoyed, furious.

[UK] ‘Tobruk Song’ in M. Page Kiss Me Goodnight, Sgt.-Major (1973) 80: I’m fucked off, fucked off, / Fucked off as can be.
[US]Dahlskog Dict. Contemp. and Colloq. Usage.
[UK]I. Welsh Filth 81: Drummond’s irritated look is chilling me out. She’s as fucked off as I am.
[Ire]P. Howard Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 55: I’m actually pretty focked off [...] with Erika.
[UK]A. Wheatle Dirty South 202: Shall i say that some fucked off brothers might be looking for me.
fucked out (adj.)

1. exhausted by an excess of sex.

[US] in T.P. Lowry 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.
[UK]Romance of Lust 443: Poor Mr. Nixon was evidently fucked out.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) I 75: We were famished and fucked out.
[US]H. Miller Tropic of Cancer (1963) 250: The dry, fucked-out crater is obscene.
[US]G.V. Higgins Cogan’s Trade (1975) 162: I couldn’t do it [...] I’d get all fucked out [...] I couldn’t fuck for three days.
[US]G. Indiana Rent Boy 25: They know anybody they get after that’s gonna be pretty fucked-out meat.

2. (orig. US) exhausted.

[UK]G.F. Newman 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.
[US]J. Sayles Union Dues (1978) 144: It’s Monday, they’re all fucked-out from the weekend.
[SA]P. Slabolepszy ‘Smallholding’ in Mooi Street (1994) 177: It’s a vrot-stinking smallholding that’s fucked-out finish!
[US]J. Stahl Bad Sex on Speed 26: all fucked out and still awake.
fucked over (adj.)

1. suffering (not always painfully) from the use of drugs or alcohol to excess.

[US]Smith & Gay 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.

[US]S. King Christine 309: You look like a sleepwalker. You look absolutely fucked over.
fucked to a fair-thee-well

(US) ruined beyond repair.

J. May 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.
fucked up (adj.)

see separate entry.

fucked with no Vaseline [the use of Vaseline to facilitate sexual (usu. anal) intercourse]

suffering extreme physical or emotional pain.

Ice Cube ‘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.
get fucked (v.)

see separate entries.

In exclamations

I’ll be fucked! (also I’ll be frigged!)

a general excl. of surprise, frustration, anger etc.

[US] in T. Shibutani Derelicts of Company K (1978) 198: Yeah? No shit! Is that what happened? I’ll be fucked.
[US]S. King Stand (1990) 1310: I’ll be frigged if I know.
[US]G.V. Higgins Rat on Fire (1982) 102: I’ll be fucked if I know what’s the matter with her.
[US](con. 1967) Bunch & Cole Reckoning for Kings (1989) 57: ‘Well I shall be fucked,’ he said softly.
[Aus]T. Winton ‘Boner McPharlin’s Moll’ in Turning (2005) 272: [They] said I’m irresponsible, unreliable. [...] But I’m solid, he said. Solid as a brickshithouse. Unreliable be fucked.
[US]S. King Finders Keepers (2016) 203: ‘Is that Morrie Bellamy?’ ‘In the flesh.’ ‘Well, I’ll be fucked’.