Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fuck-off adj.

[fuck off v.]

1. arrogant, ostentatious.

[US]E. Hemingway letter 5 Mar. in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 721: Now I feel as unclean as when I read his fuck-off book.
[US]J. Blake letter 15 July in Joint (1972) 105: There’s usually sneering about my living with the lame clarinet player. And from the clarinetist, sneering about the fuckoff intellectual trumpet man.
[US]L. Bangs in Psychotic Reactions (1988) 47: A fuckoff group like Deep Purple is sloppy [...] generally behaving as if they don’t know what the fuck they’re doing.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Layer Cake 3: All that being flash with racy motors [...] the big fuck-off attitude, is just begging to get yourself nicked.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Viva La Madness 161: ‘If you’ve got a problem,’ says Sonny with a fuck-off smile, ‘go see the welfare officer’.
[UK]Guardian Guide 21 May 10/3: Sometimes I’m pissed off, sometimes fuck off.

2. lazy, idle.

[US](con. c.1967) J. Ferrandino Firefight 146: There won’t be any fuckoff time. 21 June [blog] We were total fuck off pot heads. We had a lot of fun, and made a lot of really bad art.

3. annoying.

[UK]Observer Mag. 12 Dec. 62: It’s this big, fuck-off, great thing.

4. large, showy.

[UK]‘Q’ Deadmeat 205: A devious black Mercedes with fuck off fat chrome wheels.
[UK]J. Poller Reach 8: Fuck fairies [...] Kids want sex, drugs, violence. Big fuck-off guns.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Layer Cake 191: ‘Binoculars!? Are you for fuckin real?’ [...] ‘Yeah. Big fuck-off ones from one of those shops on Oxford Street.’.
[UK]K. Sampson Outlaws (ms.) 4: Big mad camera and that, all sorts of fuck-off lenses and secret tricky bits built in.
[UK]J. Joso Soothing Music for Stray Cats 41: Personally, I love all that big fuck-off architecture, all that silvery looking stuff.
[UK](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 118: Drinking heavily, a fuck-off glass of cheap red vino in front of her.