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English definition of “the F-word”

the F-word

noun [S]     /ˈefˌwɜːd/ US  /-ˌwɝːd/
polite word for fuck: Entertainment Research reports that there are 245 mentions of the F-word in this movie.Swearing and blasphemy
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