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).

Nearby words

  1. mother-of-thousands,
  2. mother-of-thyme,
  3. mother-out-law,
  4. motherboard,
  5. motherese,
  6. motherhood,
  7. mothering,
  8. mothering sunday,
  9. motherland,
  10. motherless

Origin of motherfucker

First recorded in 1955–60; mother1 + fucker

Related formsmoth·er·fuck·ing, adjective

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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
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Word Origin and History for motherfucker

motherfucker

n.

also mother-fucker, mother fucker, usually simply an intensive of fucker (see fuck), attested from 1956; implied in clipped form mother (with the context made clear) by 1928; motherfucking is from 1933.

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