frig

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English friggen (to quiver), perhaps from Old English *frygian (to rub, caress), related to Old English frēogan, frīgan (to love, release, embrace, caress), frīge (pl., love). More at free.

Alternative etymology derives frig (Early Modern English frigge) from Middle English frikien (to keep (the arms and hands) in constant motion), from Old English frician (to dance).

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frig (third-person singular simple present frigs, present participle frigging, simple past and past participle frigged)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) to fidget, to wriggle around
    Will you sit down and stop frigging around.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) to masturbate
    She never forgot the day she was caught frigging herself in the library.
    • 1880, anonymous, The Pearl
      There was an old parson of Lundy,
      Fell asleep in his vestry on Sunday;
      He awoke with a scream,
      "What, another wet dream,
      This comes of not frigging since Monday."
  3. (transitive, intransitive, euphemistic) to fuck (misapplied euphemism)
    Come on honey, let’s frig.
  4. (intransitive) to mess or muck (about, around etc.)
    Be sensible, you’re just frigging about now.
  5. (transitive, intransitive) to make a temporary alteration to something, to fudge, to manipulate
    The system wasn't working but I've frigged the data and it's usable now.
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frig (plural frigs)

  1. an act of frigging
  2. A temporary modification to a piece of equipment to change the way it operates (usually away from as originally designed)
    I had to put a couple of frigs across the switch relays but it works now
  3. (euphemistic) a fuck
    I don’t give a frig!

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frig (plural friges)

  1. Misspelling of fridge, influenced by refrigerator.
  2. (Britain, slang) An insulated binbox or cabinet used to keep food or beverages cold.
    I often store beverages in my frig to keep them cold.

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin frīgus. Compare Daco-Romanian frig.

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frig (n plural, friguri)

  1. cold, coldness

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin frīgō. Compare Daco-Romanian frige, frig.

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frig (past participle) (third-person singular present indicative fridzi/fridze, past participle friptã)

  1. I roast, grill.

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Cornish[edit]

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  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [friːɡ]

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frig m (dual dewfrik, plural frigow)

  1. nostril

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin frīgus (cold), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sriHgos-, *sriges-, *sriHges-.

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frig n (plural friguri)

  1. cold, frigidity
  2. (in the plural, popular variant frigură) fever, chill
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frig

  1. first-person singular present indicative of frige.
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of frige.
  3. third-person plural present indicative of frige.

Welsh[edit]

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frig

  1. Soft mutation of brig.