an intensifier used with adjectives and nouns for emphasis in the same way as bloody or fucking. It is considered sub-stantially more offensive than the former and slightly less offensive than the latter. 7 was talking to my Canadian niece this very weekend; she (a devout Mormon, 22-ish, not given to profanity) used the word frigging and said, "I'm sorry. I keep forgetting it's a bad word over here" or words to that effect.' (Recorded, editor, London, 1989)

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  • frigging — [frig′iŋ] adj., adv. [prp. of vulgar frig, to copulate, orig. to rub, prob. ult. < L fricare, to rub: see FRIABLE] euphemism for FUCKING …   English World dictionary

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  • frigging — 1. mod. damnable. (A euphemism for fucking.) □ Who made this frigging mess? □ I smashed up my frigging car! 2. mod. damnably. □ What a frigging stupid thing to do! □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • frigging — 1. noun female masturbation 2. adjective An intensifier, a euphemism of fucking. Will you get out of the frigging bathroom? Were already running late. 3 …   Wiktionary

  • frigging — frig|ging [ˈfrıgıŋ] adj, adv [only before noun] spoken not polite [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: frig to rub, have sex (16 21 centuries)] used to emphasize something you are saying when you are angry, annoyed etc ▪ I can t open the frigging door! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frigging — adj Emphatic adjective. What is that frigging idiot doing here? 1590s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • frigging — [[t]frɪ̱gɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) Frigging is used by some people to emphasize what they are saying, especially when they are angry or annoyed about something. [INFORMAL, RUDE] …   English dictionary

  • frigging — • a euphemism for fucking . Can be used frigging hell/heck etc …   Londonisms dictionary

  • frigging — adjective (only before noun) adverb taboo spoken / frIgIN / used to emphasize something you are saying when you are angry, annoyed etc: I can t open the frigging door! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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