Idioms

    give a fuck, Slang. to care; be concerned (usually used in the negative): When it comes to politics, I really don't give a fuck.

Origin of fuck

1495–1505; akin to Middle Dutch fokken to thrust, copulate with, Swedish dialect focka to copulate with, strike, push, fock penis
Related formsfuck·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fuck around

fuck

/ (fʌk) taboo, slang /

verb

to have sexual intercourse with (someone)

noun

an act of sexual intercourse
a partner in sexual intercourse, esp one of specified competence or experience
not care a fuck or not give a fuck not to care at all

interjection

offensive an expression of strong disgust or anger (often in exclamatory phrases such as fuck you! fuck it! etc)

Word Origin for fuck

C16: of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch fokken to strike

usage

The use and overuse of fuck in the everyday speech of many people has led, to some extent, to a lessening of its impact as an expletive. However, the word still retains its shock value, although it is less now than it was when the critic Kenneth Tynan caused controversy by saying it on British television in 1965
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Word Origin and History for fuck around

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Idioms and Phrases with fuck around

fuck around


1

Fool around, engage in frivolous activity, as in Stop fucking around and get the job done, or I'm tired of fucking around—let's go home. [Vulgar slang; 1920s]

2

fuck someone around. Cheat, treat badly or make trouble for someone, as in Stop fucking me around; I know what you're up to. [Vulgar slang; mid-1900s]

3

Be sexually promiscuous, as in Doesn't he have a reputation for fucking around? [Vulgar slang; c. 1930]

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