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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Idioms for fuck

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM fuck

fuck·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fuck off (1 of 2)

fuck off
/ offensive, taboo, slang /

interjection

a forceful expression of dismissal or contempt

verb (adverb)

(intr) to go away
(tr) to irritate or annoy (a person)

adjective

(prenominal) very large or impressivea huge fuck-off cigar

British Dictionary definitions for fuck off (2 of 2)

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 for fuck

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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Idioms and Phrases with fuck off

fuck off

1

Go away, get out of here, as in Fuck off or I'll call the police. This idiom is used only as a command. [Vulgar slang; 1920s]

2

Spend time idly, loaf or shirk one's duty. For example, After twelve years of school some kids feel they're entitled to fuck off, or You're always fucking off instead of working. [Vulgar slang; 1940s]

3

be fucked off. To be furious, as in They didn't show up, and I am really fucked off. [Vulgar slang; c. 1940] Also see piss off.

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