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As Fuck (AF)

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As Fuck (AF) is an English-language slang term used to emphasize and intensify an adjective. It is typically abbreviated "AF."


While has likely been used outside of popular culture, the earliest and most-widely reported usage of the phrase "as fuck" comes from the American rap song "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A. Released as the album's first single on July 10th, 1988, the song features the lyrics, "So when I'm in your neighborhood, you better duck / Coz Ice Cube is crazy as fuck / As I leave, believe I'm stompin / But when I come back, boy, I'm comin straight outta Compton."[1]

Other songs on the album, including the second single, "Fuck tha Police", also include the phrase "as fuck."


On April 11th, 2000, American rapper Del the Funky Homosapien released the song "Fake as Fuck."[2]

Later that year, on September 11th, 2000, the radical anarchist politics website CrimethInc.[3] published an article entitled "Your Politics Are Boring As Fuck."

Three years later, on February 25th, 2004, Urban Dictionary [4] user infinity defined the phrase as "Phrase commonly used by silly Welsh people who have limited vocabulary. It is an easy way out for describing how good something is." The post (shown below) received more than 70 upvotes in 14 years.

On February 2nd, 2009, a page for the expression was added to "Wiktionary."[5]

as f--- Phrase commonly used by silly Welsh people who have limited vocabulary. It is an easy way out for describing how good something is. Cool as F--- Really good Funny as F--- Hilarious Smart as F--- Verry Pretty woman New as F--- - Brand New Safe as F--- - Good Deal by infinity February 25, 2004


The abbreviation for "As Fuck," "AF" (sometimes written "asf") was first defined by Urban Dictionary[6] user Mr McDownage on October 10th, 2011 as "The acronym stands for 'as fuck.'" Within seven years, the definition (shown below) received more than 5,600 upvotes.

TOP DEFINITION AF The acronym stands for 'as f---' That dinner was Translation: That dinner was good as f---. #as #f--- #af #slang #short #acronym good AF

The phrase has been frequently used as an abbreviation on Twitter, where character counts can prohibit lengthy posts (examples below).

Accurate af when u legit only talk to one person and they're busy so you're just like when ur Adele af but your mom isn't :( It's me I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet What? To go over everything They say that time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing Hello, can you hear me? I'm in California dreaming I'm pregnant af

On June 7th, 2015, Twitter[7] @whitepplquote tweeted,[7] "Saying 'af' instead of 'As Fuck.'" The post (shown below) received more than 2,000 retweets and 3,500 likes in three years.

Three years later, on June 7th, 2018, The Daily Dot [8] published an article about the history of "AF" and its use on social media.

White People @WhitePplQuote Saying "af" instead of "As F---"

Majestic As Fuck

Majestic as Fuck is an expression used to describe photographs of people or animals in extravagant, intimidating or graceful poses. The phrase is often sarcastically captioned on image macros in which the subject appears awkward or uncoordinated.

man jumping in the air holding a sheet behind him like a cape

Bitch High As Fuck

Bitch High as Fuck is an expression often used in image macros featuring images of anthropomorphic interaction between humans and animals, mostly taken from still shots of cartoons and children's animated films.


Alpha As Fuck

Alpha as Fuck is an expression used to describe a statement or action that can be characterized as overtly dominant or aggressive in nature. The phrase is often used ironically in greentext stories or in reference to men who exhibit beta male behavior.

β–‘ Anonymous (ID: wDuwCL3) 12/24/12(Mon)07:41:06 No.445884443 Walking through un >Looking at ground >Cute girl walks towards me >Awkward sidestepping >She smiles at me as she walks by Go to laugh but make gurgling sound >Her smile drops and she walks off quickly Alpha as f---

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External References

[1] Genius – N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton Lyrics and Tracklist

[2] Genius – DelΒ The Funky Homosapien – Fake as Fuck Lyrics

[3] CrimethInc. – Your Politics Are Boring As Fuck

[4] Urban Dictionary – as fuck

[5] Wiktionary – as fuck

[6] Urban Dictionary – Urban Dictionary: AF

[7] Twitter – @whitepplquote's Tweet

[8] The Daily Dot – What does AF mean?

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