Definitions

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

  • n. Vulgar Slang A person regarded as thoroughly despicable.
  • n. Vulgar Slang Something regarded as thoroughly unpleasant, frustrating, or despicable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An extremely contemptible person. (generally used as a term of abuse.)
  • n. Any person, often but not always with the connotation that the person is disliked or is threatening.
  • n. An extremely intense experience, often but not always negative.
  • n. A good very close friend or relative.
  • n. One who engages in incest with their mother.
  • n. One who engages in sex with a mother, not necessarily one's own.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who is deemed to be worthless or despicable; -- obscene and highly offensive.
  • n. Any object viewed as annoying or frustrating; -- usually used as an expression of anger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
  • n. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

Etymologies

From mother +‎ fucker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He tapped the word motherfucker instead of saying it out loud in front of Miss Morgensen.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • Miss Morgensen hesitated, then wrote the word motherfucker onto the dusty surface of the chandlery window with the tip of her finger.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • By contrast, most of us understand what the term motherfucker means — and a few of us may even qualify.

    “Tar Baby” Isn’t Racist. And It Is. « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • I asked as Mark, the managing editor, yelled what looked like the word motherfucker into his headset and kicked the trash can across his office floor.

    Goodnight Nobody

  • Small dick or not, that motherfucker is getting plenty of action.

    ‘I AM LEGEND’ ALTERNATIVE ENDING

  • When & if these fucking thieving war-criminal profiteers swing for their crimes against humanity, I want Bernhard right up there with 'em, and every motherfucker from the board of Halliburton, Shell, British Petroleum & ExxonMobil.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • But going after punks like this Kelley motherfucker is outside his portfolio.

    Sound Politics: Car Thief-Cop Killer Had 20 Convictions

  • I watch as Aleister narrows his eyes, mouths the word motherfucker through gritted teeth, and guns the engine so that we hit the offending nearside wing at speed and with a loud bang.

    Broken Music, A Memoir

  • So the Inquirer definitely printed the word motherfucker

    The Clog

  • • So the Inquirer definitely printed the word motherfucker

    The Clog

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