Matt slammed his pencil down on his vocabulary homework and shoved the pages away. “Goddamn it!” he exclaimed. “These effin’ words are too effin’ hard to effin’ remember!”

“Psst,” Karen said from the next table. “Hey! Go to The Effin’ Word. It’s effin’ awesome. I’d be lost without it.”

“Awww, thanks Karen,” Matt said as he typed into his laptop. “This does look effin’ awesome.”


  1. As effin’, an omission of the word effing; euphemism for fucking.


  1. A townland and civil parish in County Limerick, Ireland named for Saint Eimhin.


  • /ˈɛfɪn/


From Irish Eifinn, after 6th century bishop Saint Eimhin.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Effin.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “effin”, accessed February 29, 2024,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Effin. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from

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