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  • IPA(key): /fæp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1[edit]

Late 16th century.


fap (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Drunk.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
      BARDOLPH: Why, sir, for my part, I say the gentleman had drunk himself out of his five sentences. / EVANS: It is his 'five senses'; fie, what the ignorance is! / BARDOLPH: And being fap, sir, was, as they say, cashier'd; and so conclusions passed the careires.

Etymology 2[edit]

Echoic Internet neologism from the sound of male masturbation, originally used in English translations of some adult Japanese manga, and popularized on the Internet by the webcomic The Thin H Line/Sexy Losers and other online sources.



  1. (informal, Internet slang) To indicate that someone (normally the speaker) is either masturbating, or inspired to by sexual arousal.
    I was watching some porn – fap fap fap – when my computer crashed, again!
    She's single?... *fap fap fap*


fap (third-person singular simple present faps, present participle fapping, simple past and past participle fapped)

  1. (slang) To masturbate.
    • 2014, Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl, Ebury 2015, p. 39:
      For what reason – other than a knowing sadistic streak – would they have named something millions of teenage girls were fapping themselves senseless with ‘Mum’?
  • Russian: фапать (fapatʹ)
  • Finnish: fäpätä


fap (plural faps)

  1. (slang, countable) A session of masturbation.
    I was horny, so I had a quick fap in the public restroom.
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