frak

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Coined by an author of Battlestar Galactica (TV series). It was English frack in the original series. Changed to frak in the later series to be a four-letter word. (Compare English fraked (evil, wicked) and English frakel (vile, foul, wretched, worthless))

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frak (third-person singular simple present fraks, present participle frakking, simple past and past participle frakked)

  1. (euphemistic) Fuck.
    • 2007, Tara McCarthy, Wouldn't Miss It for the World, page 258:
      “What the frak, Dan?”
    • 2010, John Green, David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson:
      And I say, “Where the frak did everyone get a fake ID anyway?”
    • 2011, Diana Rowland, Secrets of the Demon:
      Her frizzy blond hair was pulled up into a twist on top of her head, and she had on billowing hakama pants that nearly overwhelmed her skinny frame and a gray T-shirt that said FRAK OFF

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French frac or German Frack (itself from French), from English frock, from Middle English frok, from Old French froc, from Frankish *hrokk. Doublet with Dutch rok.

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  • IPA(key): /frɑk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: frak
  • Rhymes: -ɑk

Noun[edit]

frak m (plural frakken, diminutive frakje n or fraksken n)

  1. (Belgium) A coat, a overcoat (item of apparel).
    De frakken hangen aan de kapstok.
    The coats are at the coatstand.
  2. (Netherlands) A chic jacket with long coattails.

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From Middle Norwegian frakker, possibly from Old Norse frakkr (brave). Related to frekk. Confer with Icelandic frakkur.

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frak (masculine and feminine frak, neuter frakt, definite singular and plural frake, comparative frakare, indefinite superlative frakast, definite superlative frakaste)

  1. in good shape, healthy, strong

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Polish[edit]

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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frak m inan (diminutive fraczek)

  1. tailcoat

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  • frak in Polish dictionaries at PWN