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.
[Aus](con. WWI) L. Mann Flesh in Armour 106: ‘It’s Corporal Jeffreys; he’s about — ; been buried’.
[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.
[Ire](con. 1930s) L. Redmond Emerald Square 134: He’s just about fucked.
[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.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Mud Crab Boogie (2013) [ebook] I’m not elegantly wasted. I’m completely fucked.
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.’.
[UK]G. Armstrong 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.

[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.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett 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.
[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 119: The purr cahr’s fucked now.
[Aus]D. Whish-Wilson Zero at the Bone [ebook] ‘This leg. It’s fucked’.
[SA]IOL News (SA) 13 Oct. [Internet] Good thing no high rise building in SA...Carlton Centre fokked so no1 cares.
Harlem Spartans ‘Hazards’ [lyrics] Dirty bruck back (no), in a dirty trackie (disgusting) / Fuck off’d bally, nuttin ain’t changed (nuttin’).

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’.
[US]N. Walker Cherry 11: They’ll [i.e. the police] be coming up Mayfield, and if they catch me I’m fucked.
[Aus]C. Hammer Silver [ebook] ‘You’re a journo, they’re law enforcement [...] You’re fucked’.
[US]D. Winslow ‘Broken’ in Broken 14: ‘I’m lying there [...] thinking, we’re 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’.
[Aus]C. Hammer Scrublands [ebook] ‘All the stuff my old man could never be fucked doing’.

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].
E. Abbey Monkey Wrench Gang 220: You a fucked duck, man. Yeah! He pitched a stone at the big-mouthed bird.

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.
P. Krassner 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’.
[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 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.
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]Rosa Fielding 87: Mr. Bonham was exhausted and no mistake. Never since his honeymoon had he felt so thoroughly fucked out.
[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.
[US]D. Winslow Border [ebook] I must be getting old [...] I’m fucked out.
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’.