motherfucker

[ muhth-er-fuhk-er ]
/ ˈmʌð ərˌfʌk ər /

noun Slang: Vulgar.

a mean, despicable, or vicious person.
anything considered to be despicable, frustrating, etc. (used as a general expression of contempt or anger): That hurt like a motherfucker!
a person or thing that is very large, powerful, or impressive: He’s a real motherfucker on guitar.

VIDEO FOR MOTHERFUCKER

WATCH NOW: How To Know If A Term Is One Words Or Two Words?

English loves to take existing words and smash them together so they act as one unit. This is called compounding. But how do you know if a word is one word or two?

MORE VIDEOS FROM DICTIONARY.COM

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of motherfucker

First recorded in 1955–60; mother1 + fucker

OTHER WORDS FROM motherfucker

moth·er·fuck·ing, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for motherfucker

British Dictionary definitions for motherfucker

motherfucker
/ (ˈmʌðəˌfʌkə) /

noun

offensive, taboo, slang, mainly US a person or thing, esp an exasperating or unpleasant oneOften shortened to: mother
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012