Complete Definition of "WTF"

English

initialism
WTF or wtf

  1. (vulgar military and Internet slang) what the fuck, where the fuck, why the fuck, when the fuck and who the fuck.

#* 1985 Dick Dunn net.music.gdead China Cat lyrics - explanations?
#*: I know what all the words are. I still say, "WTF, over?"<ref>Google groups archive</ref>
#* 1994 Marat Fayzullin relcom.talk MMM <ref>Google Groups Archive</ref>
#*: Now, please, explain WTF did you mean by this text?
#* 2005 defect violation uk.sport.football.clubs.liverpool WTF!! <ref>Google groups archive</ref>
#*: WTF are you on about? We played some very good football for most of the match...

  1. World Taekwondo Federation

#* 1998 The complete Idiot's guide to Taekwondo
#*: Likewise the WTF says they are the official Tae Kwon Do organization because...
#* 2003 Taekwondo: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Korean Art of Self-Defense
#*: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes WTF at its 83rd ...
#* 2005 Official Taekwondo Training Manual
#*: The Secretariat of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is located in Seoul, South Korea, in a beautiful edifice ...

  1. (taboo Internet slang) who the fuck.

#* 2005 number6 alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nj-devils WTF is Wrong With Roenick? <ref>Google groups archive</ref>
#*: Root for the sweater because even the dedicated fan will be thinking WTF are these guys ...

  1. (taboo Internet slang) why the fuck.

#* 2005 Ambrose alt.gossip.celebrities WTF? Melissa Etheridge is BALD!! <ref>Google groups archive</ref>
#*: She looked cool. WTF would anyone object?

Usage notes
WTF may be used to introduce a question, as in "WTF are you talking about?" or as an interjection "WTF! That's a load of bull!" Sometimes substituted with "whiskey tango foxtrot". Also may be used in context as "WTF ever" instead of saying whatever.

Not usually considered as offensive as the full form of the phrase.

Translations

Basque: ze arraio...?, baina ze demontre...?
Croatian: Koji kurac?
Finnish: Mitä vittua?
French: que diable&nbsp;!, putain, comment&nbsp;? (vulgar)
German: Was zum Teufel, Was zur Hölle
Hebrew: ?מה לעזאזל (ma la-azazal)
Hungarian Mi a fasz?
Japanese 何、いったい? (nan, ittai?)
Norwegian: Kva faen?, Hva faen?
Polish: Co jest kurwa?, CJK, co do cholery?
Portuguese: (Brazil) Que porra é essa?
Russian: Что за чёрт? (što za čort), Какого чёрта? (kakóvo čórta), Что за нах? (što za náx) (vulgar), Какого хуя? (kakóva xúja) (vulgar)
Serbian: Koji kurac?
Swedish: Vad fan?
Spanish: ¿qué demonios...?, ¿qué cojones...?, ¿pero qué coño...?, ¿pero qué chucha...?
Ukrainian: Якого біса? (jakovo bisa), Якого хуя? (jakovo xuja) (vulgar)

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Revision and Credits for"WTF"
  • 2007-12-24 23:44 - Robert Ullmann - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/75.173.12.156|75.173.12.156]] ([[User_talk:75.173.12.156|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:190.82.52.204|190.82.52.204]]

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