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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))


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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From French frac or German Frack, from English frock, from Old French froc, from Frankish hrokk. Doublet with Dutch rok, ultimately from Frankish hrokk ‎(skirt).


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

  1. (Brabantian) coat (item of apparel)
    De frakken hangen aan de kapstok.
    The coats are at the coatstand.