AskDefine | Define frig

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Etymology 1

Uncertain, perhaps imitative.



  1. In the context of "intransitive|obsolete": to fidget, to wriggle around
    Will you sit down and stop frigging around.
  2. to masturbate
    She never forgot the day she was caught frigging in the library.
  3. to fuck
    Come on honey, let’s frig.
  4. to mess or muck (about, around etc.)
    Be sensible, you’re just frigging about now.


* 1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 113
  • Not that we didn’t frig in the day-time too.


to fidget, to wriggle around
to masturbate
to fuck
to mess or muck


  1. an act of frigging
  2. A temporary modification to a piece of equipment to change the way it operates (usually away from as originally designed)
    I had to put a couple of frigs across the switch relays but it works now
  3. a fuck
    I don’t give a frig!

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of fridge.



  1. a fridge


a fridge



Latin frigidus


Extensive Definition

Frig can refer to:
  • frig, a temporary modification to something to make it operate in a manner not as originally designed.
  • frig pig, an archaic term which The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue defined as A trifling, fiddle-faddle fellow. (frig itself was slang for trifling)
  • frig program, common term in the 1970s for a one-off program to correct corrupted data on mainframe computers
  • Frigg, a Norse goddess, sometimes spelled "Frig".
  • masturbation, frig is a slang term derived from the Middle English meaning, to quiver. Generally used in reference to female masturbation.
  • minced oath, frig and frigging are used in place of fuck and fucking in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and some other English-speaking countries.
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