Definitions

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  • n. Used in exclamatory phrases to express surprise, insistence, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See fack.

Etymologies

Corruption of fay, faith ( + -kins). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I-fackins, madam, it is no wonder the squire run on so about your ladyship.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • She then proceeded thus: “I don’t pretend to give your la’ship advice, whereof your la’ship knows much better than I can pretend to, being but a servant; but, i-fackins! no father in England should marry me against my consent.

    VI. Containing a Dialogue Between Sophia and Mrs. Honour. Book VI

  • Klinker, bid him be sivil, and he gave the young man a dowse in the chops; but, I fackins, Mr Klinker wa’n’t long in his debt — with a good oaken sapling he dusted his doublet, for all his golden cheese toaster; and, fipping me under his arm, carried me huom, I nose not how, being I was in such a flustration —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • She then proceeded thus: "I don't pretend to give your la'ship advice, whereof your la'ship knows much better than I can pretend to, being but a servant; but, i-fackins! no father in England should marry me against my consent.

    History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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