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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ef bom]
    • /ɛf bɒm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ef bom]
    • /ɛf bɒm/

Definitions of f-bomb word

  • noun f-bomb Military. a projectile, formerly usually spherical, filled with a bursting charge and exploded by means of a fuze, by impact, or otherwise, now generally designed to be dropped from an aircraft. 1
  • noun f-bomb any similar missile or explosive device used as a weapon, to disperse crowds, etc.: a time bomb; a smoke bomb. 1
  • noun f-bomb Also called volcanic bomb. Geology. a rough spherical or ellipsoidal mass of lava, ejected from a volcano and hardened while falling. 1
  • noun f-bomb weather bomb. 1
  • noun f-bomb aerosol bomb. 1
  • noun f-bomb Football. a long forward pass, especially one to a teammate who scores a touchdown. 1

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Origin of f-bomb

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; earlier bom(b)e < Spanish bomba (de fuego) “ball (of fire),” akin to bombo “drum” < Latin bombus “a booming sound” < Greek bómbos

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Parts of speech for F-bomb


f-bomb popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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