Green’s Dictionary of Slang

what the fuck phr.

also what the funk, what the shit
[what the fuck...? phr.]

an intensified phr. meaning whatever, what.

[US]J. Wambaugh Choirboys (1976) 58: I know what the fuck it is!
[US](con. 1970s) J. Pistone Donnie Brasco (2006) 266: He owns Tampa. This is what the fuck I’m making a move for.
[UK]Viz Oct.–Nov. 32: What the fuck are you playing at?
[US]Pileggi & Scorsese Goodfellas [film script] 56: Nobody knows what the fuck happened to him.
[US]G. Tate ‘Marc Anthony Thompson’ in Flyboy in the Buttermilk (1992) 118: I don’t know what the funk they think of him at his record company.
[US]Tarantino & Avery Pulp Fiction [film script] 9: They wouldn’t know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.
[US]P. Cornwell Point of Origin (1999) 363: He was dealing with someone who knew what the shit he was doing.
[US]Hip-Hop Connection Jan.–Feb. 47: Motherfucker, I’m going to do what the fuck I want.
[SA]IOL News (Western Cape) 28 Jan. [Internet] WTF is a popular online internet acronum for the rhetorical question ‘What the f***?’.