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Top definition. What the fuck unknown. A phrase said to state that one is in total disbelief or confusion as to what has happened, or what is happening.
Usage alert For many people, the word fuck is extremely vulgar, considered improper and taboo in all of its senses. Even so, various forms of the word, primarily in its nonliteral, slang senses, have increasingly crept into casual use, not only as spontaneous expletives of shock, horror, or anger, but also as verbal tics and common intensifiers, mere indices of annoyance or impatience or even pleasant surprise: Where are my fucking keys? What the fuck is taking so long?
Once upon a time, the English population was decimated by the plague. The King was so concerned about the shrinking number of his subjects that he ordered his people to reproduce. K" for short--was the source of our favorite swearword.
Talk about word origins. Well it turns out, yes and no. It meant precisely what it means today BUT, surprise, surprise — it derived from a much older Germanic word, meaning — of all things — to strike.
Q From Heres Snijder, Canada : I remember someone telling me once, long ago, that actually the F-word is an abbreviation. The last two letters of the word were, I believe, contracted from the words Carnal Knowledge. Could you help me out here, perhaps with some additional etymological data?
Dr Paul Booth, a former lecturer in medieval history and an honorary senior research fellow in history at Keele University, made the accidental discovery in a set of Chester County court documents from September while researching the period of Edward II. Dr Booth told the MailOnline that when he first came across the case of Roger Fuckebythenavele, he thought the moniker was a nickname dreamed up by a court clerk as a joke. Dr Booth said he has informed the Oxford English Dictionary of his discovery, but has yet to hear back. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
To insert one's penis, a dildo or other phallic object, into a specified orifice or cleft. Origin: Almost certainly. Compare Norwegian fukka, Swedish focka, Dutch fokken.
Johnson also had excluded the word, and fuck wasn't in a single English language dictionary from to Houghton Mifflin followed, inwith "The American Heritage Dictionary," but it also published a "Clean Green" edition without the word, to assure itself access to the public high school market. Written form attested from at least early 16c.