(a euphemism for) fuck, in various senses and parts of speech
Coined on, and chiefly associated with, the television show Battlestar Galactica. In the Original Series (1978), used exclusively as an interjection; in the Reimagined Series (2003–2009), used more broadly as a euphemism for many forms of fuck, both figurative and literal. Spelled frack in Original Series scripts, frak in the Reimagined Series, apparently because the producers wanted it to literally be a four-letter word.
Starbuck’s cockpit… He is furious. STARBUCK Frack!
Starbuck turns to his right and we see a Cylon fighter fly past extremely close. STARBUCK Oh…frack!
We are well and truly frakked.
I guaran-frakkin-tee you, I will put you down this time for good.
You’re not still frakkin’ Dualla are ya?
And it will be used to express rage after a high-ranking officer (nope, we ain’t tellin’) drives a pen into the neck of tortured traitor Gaius Baltar (James Callis) and screams ‘MOTHERFRAKKER!’
You know this game’s got frak-all to do with the real thing, right?
If you mess with her crew, she’ll frak you up.
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