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See also: fuck up and fuck-up


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  • IPA(key): /ˈfʌkʌp/
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fuckup (plural fuckups)

  1. (vulgar) A serious mistake.
    Forgetting our anniversary was a major fuckup.
    • 1980, Stephen King, Firestarter, Simon and Schuster, published 2016, →ISBN, page 464:
      The gate was high; it had been a nine-foot drop; she had landed wrong and broken her arm. Oh Jesus Christ, what a fuckup.
  2. (vulgar, derogatory) One who continually makes mistakes.
    Synonyms: bungler, screwup
    You've got to fire that fuckup.
  3. (vulgar, derogatory) An ineffective person; a person who fucks up a lot
    Don't mind me; I'm just a harmless fuckup.
    • 1994, John Hodge, Shallow Grave, spoken by Alex Law (Ewan McGregor):
      Family? Family? Friends? Drugged-up wandering suicidal search-of-the-self fuck-ups don't have families.
    • 2014, Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, “Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 8, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      [] Having a monarchy means the fate of your country is basically a genetic lottery, because every family has the one fuckup they talk about behind their backs. And if you’re thinking, “my family doesn’t,” then I’m afraid it’s you. I’m sorry about that.


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