Definition of F-bomb in English:



informal North American
  • Used as a euphemism for the word “fuck”, with reference to the latter's taboo status and potential to shock or offend.

    ‘I got caught on air dropping the F-bomb’
    • ‘The MPAA had previously given the movie an "R" rating due to heavy use of the "f-bomb".’
    • ‘Molly gets to break out of character a bit, even dropping the F-bomb at one point.’
    • ‘It would not take a genius to know that the lovelorn singer just dropped the f-bomb.’
    • ‘He's probably too polite, and almost certainly too flattered, to drop an F-bomb on the Yanks.’
    • ‘Great post and excellent use of the F-Bomb to drive the point home.’
    • ‘She drops an f-bomb at co-star Ralph, angry at his ad-lib.’
    • ‘I don't know why, but I was just loving the fact that they were dropping the f-bomb on normal TV.’
    • ‘Do 16-year-olds really need to be protected from the F-bomb?’
    • ‘She's religious but drops the F-bomb frequently because it's "effective and to the point."’
    • ‘Some weeks I catch it for using the F-bomb in print too much; other weeks for not using it enough.’
    • ‘He also managed to drop the F-bomb several times as he explained himself to the magistrate.’
    • ‘But what really got me was that they seemed to be in a contest to see who could cuss the most, with the emphasis on the f-bomb.’
    • ‘He received the first point penalty of the young season after chucking his racquet onto his bag and dropping a big F-bomb.’
    • ‘He threw one last f-bomb in my direction, but then they went silent for the rest of the ride.’
    • ‘It wasn't loud or vulgar - I mean an F-Bomb is considered vulgar, but I kept it as discreet as I could.’
    • ‘Sure they drop the occasional f-bomb in the film, but that's about it.’
    • ‘And there's no getting around the notable fact that the characters employ the f-bomb so frequently and in so many colorful ways that viewers become inured to it.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, I'm just curious about how a writer who dropped the f-bomb six times in the first paragraph of an interview with the New York Observer's going to do on daytime TV.’
    • ‘Why don't you just drop an f-bomb and get it out of your system?’
    • ‘Is this the first time that the New Yorker has dropped the F-bomb, not in a quotation or a piece of fiction, but to express the author's own attitude in a review or non-fiction piece?’