[ fuhk-awf, -of ]
/ ˈfʌkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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noun Slang: Vulgar.

a person who shirks responsibility or wastes time; malingerer; goldbrick.



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Origin of fuckoff

First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase fuck off
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British Dictionary definitions for fuckoff

fuck off
/ offensive, taboo, slang /


a forceful expression of dismissal or contempt

verb (adverb)

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


(prenominal) very large or impressivea huge fuck-off cigar
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Idioms and Phrases with fuckoff

fuck off


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]


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]


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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