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frigging

[frig-in, -ing]
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adjective, adverb Slang: Vulgar.
  1. (used as a euphemistic intensifier).
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Origin of frigging

1700–10 for earlier gerund sense; 1920–25 for current sense; frig1 + -ing2; euphemistically echoing fucking

frig1

[frig]Slang: Vulgar.
verb (used with object), frigged, frig·ging.
  1. to copulate with.
  2. to take advantage of; victimize.
  3. to masturbate.
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verb (used without object), frigged, frig·ging.
  1. to copulate.
  2. to masturbate.
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Verb Phrases
  1. frig around/about, to fool around; waste time.
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Origin of frig1

1425–75; earlier, to move about restlessly, rub; late Middle English friggen to quiver
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British Dictionary definitions for frigging

frigging

adjective, adverb (prenominal)
  1. slang (intensifier)it's only a frigging game; frigging hopeless
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Word Origin

C20: euphemism for fucking

frig

verb frigs, frigging or frigged taboo, slang
  1. to have sexual intercourse (with)
  2. to masturbate
  3. (intr; foll by around, about, etc) to behave foolishly or aimlessly
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Word Origin

C15 (in the sense: to wriggle): of uncertain origin; perhaps related to obsolete frike strong, or to Old English frīgan to love
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Word Origin and History for frigging

adj.

by 1936 as an expletive, from present participle of frig.

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frig

v.

"to move about restlessly," mid-15c., perhaps a variant of frisk (q.v.). As a euphemism for "to fuck" it dates from 1680s, earlier as "to masturbate" (1670s). Related: Frigged; frigging.

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