Etymology 1Uncertain, perhaps imitative.
- Rhymes: -ɪɡ
- In the context of "intransitive|obsolete": to fidget, to wriggle around
- Will you sit down and stop frigging around.
- to masturbate
- She never forgot the day she was caught frigging in the library.
- to fuck
- Come on honey, let’s frig.
- to mess or muck (about, around etc.)
- Be sensible, you’re just frigging about now.
Quotations* 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 mess or muck
- an act of frigging
- 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
- a fuck
- I don’t give a frig!
Etymology 2Abbreviation of fridge.
- Rhymes: -ɪdʒ
- a fridge
- Finnish: jääkaappi
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.