screw you

Go to hell, as in You won't help after all? Well, screw you! A euphemism for the still ruder fuck you, this slangy term dates from the mid-1900s.


Nearby words

  1. screw tap,
  2. screw thread,
  3. screw top,
  4. screw up,
  5. screw up one's courage,
  6. screw-off,
  7. screw-on,
  8. screw-top,
  9. screwball,
  10. screwdriver

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