windfucker

EnglishEdit

So-called because of its flying position

EtymologyEdit

wind +‎ fucker, from beating the wind. Compare regional fuckwind, and later windhover.

NounEdit

windfucker (plural windfuckers)

  1. (obsolete) A common kestrel.
    • 1599, Thomas Nashe, Nashes Lenten Stuffe, page 49
      The kistrilles or windfuckers that filling themselues with winde, fly against the winde euermore.
      (modernized spelling) The kestrels or windfuckers that filling themselves with wind, fly against the wind evermore.
  2. (obsolete) Term of abuse.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “windfucker” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

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Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 23:37