fackins

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Etymology[edit]

Corruption of fay, faith ( + -kins).

Noun[edit]

fackins (uncountable)

  1. Used in exclamatory phrases to express surprise, insistence, etc.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 152:
      I suppose he hath left me mourning; but, i’fackins! if that be all, the devil shall wear it for him, for me.