F*** with = have sex with?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Dec 12 19:29:32 UTC 2005

For the meaning "have sex with", the verb "to fuck" does not take a
preposition AFAIK.

It may very well be that "fuck with" is not an idiom here (but perhaps this
use has an idiomatic meaning other than have sex), but this use with the
preposition "with" stymies me. Is it new, a mistake...? It reminds me of
non-native English speakers saying things like "marry with" or "discuss

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Dennis R. Preston
> I don't see "fuck with" = "have sexual intercourse with" as
> "idiomatic." I do see "fuck with" as challenge [Don't fuck
> with me!], tinker [Stop fucking with that thing!], and tease
> [Are you just fucking with me?] as idiomatic. But idioms may
> marginalize literals (as "kick the bucket clearly illustrates).
> dInIs
> >For me, the idiom "to fuck with" means to tease or jack somebody. In
> >"Gold Digger" by Kayne West, though, the lyrics "fuck with"
> occur, and
> >I can't see them meaning anything but "have sex with".
> >
> >"From what I heard she got a baby by Busta My best friend
> say she use
> >to fuck with Usher I dont care what none of y'all say I
> still love her"
> >
> >Is this a common meaning for this idiom?
> >
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