fuck you

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fuck you

  1. (idiomatic, offensive, vulgar) Expression to show discontent with the other party, or to show contempt.
    Synonym: go fuck yourself
    So you're not gonna help me?! Well, fuck you!
    What made you decide to mistreat him? Fuck you, that's what...
    • 1936, Violations of free speech and assembly and interference with rights of labor: hearings before a subcommittee, Seventy-fourth Congress[1], page 21061:
      And this was the time he heard Goldman say to Bennett, "Fuck you, you little bastard, we will get you later."
    • 1951, J. D. Salinger, chapter 25, in The Catcher in the Rye, Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown and Company, →OCLC:
      If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn't rub out even half the "Fuck you" signs in the world. It's impossible.
  2. (idiomatic, offensive, dismissal, vulgar) Go away, go to hell!
    Fuck you—I’m not giving you any!
    You’ve done enough to ruin our outing, so fuck you!
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see fuck,‎ you.


Derived terms


  • Mandarin: 法克魷法克鱿 (fǎkèyóu, fuck you)



fuck you (plural fuck yous)

  1. (vulgar) An insulting and humiliating action against somebody.
    Humiliating your kid on national television for a short-term profit is one of the biggest fuck yous that a parent can ever give to their own child.
    • 2023 May 6, Hannah Murphy, quoting Evan Henshaw-Plath, “Twitter's co-founder moves against Musk”, in FT Weekend, page 9:
      I think there is a bit of a desire to be active in funding these alternatives as a fuck you to both Wall Street and Elon Musk.

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