Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To have sexual intercourse with.
  • transitive v. To perform an act of masturbation on.
  • intransitive v. To have sexual intercourse.
  • intransitive v. To masturbate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to fidget, to wriggle around
  • v. to masturbate
  • v. to fuck (misapplied euphemism)
  • v. to mess or muck (about, around etc.)
  • v. to make a temporary alteration to something, to fudge, to manipulate
  • n. an act of frigging
  • n. A temporary modification to a piece of equipment to change the way it operates (usually away from as originally designed)
  • n. a fuck
  • n. a fridge

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To keep in constant motion; wriggle.

Etymologies

Middle English, to quiver, possibly from Old French friquer, to rub, from Latin fricāre.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English friggen ("to quiver"), perhaps from Old English *frygian ("to rub, caress"), related to Old English frēogan, frīgan ("to love, release, embrace, caress"), frīge (pl., "love"). More at free. (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation (Wiktionary)

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  • "'Dr. Stern once told Milord and myself about he travels of a Frenchman named Sonnini, who visited Egypt and wrote much of the sights he had witnessed and the customs he was told of. He said that in that country, the crocodiles copulate upon the muddy banks of the rivers, the female being laid upon her back, and in that position, incapable of rising without the assistance of the male.'

    'Oh, aye?' Ian was all ears.

    'Indeed. He said that some men there, hurried on the the impulses of depravity, would take advantage of this forced situation of the female, and hunt away the male, whereupon they would take his place and enjoy the inhuman embrace of the reptile, which is said to be a most powerful charm for the procurement of rank and riches.'

    Ian's mouth sagged open. 'You're no serious, man?' he demanded of Fergus, incredulous. He turned to Jamie. 'Uncle?'

    Jamie shrugged, amused. 'I should rather live poor, but virtuous, myself.' ...

    The black man, listening to this from his position in the bow, shook his head and spoke without looking round.

    'Any man what gone frig with an alligator to get rich, he done earnt it, you ask me.'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 133–134

    January 17, 2010

  • Citation on unarable.

    May 11, 2009

  • Also a variant of Frigg, Norse goddess and wife of Odin.

    October 8, 2008

  • To trick or cheat someone.
    slang, c. 1925

    July 16, 2008