F*** with = have sex with?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Dec 12 19:35:23 UTC 2005

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 10:54:05AM -0800, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> 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?

Pace dInIs' observation that this isn't really an idiom, I'd
say that while it exists, it is not common. I have a dozen or
so examples from a range of sources. But my first assumption
would always be that _fuck with_ = 'mess with' etc.

Jesse Sheidlower

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