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  • IPA(key): /fæp/
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  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1Edit

Late 16th century.


fap (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Drunk.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
      BARDOLPH: Why, sir, for my part, I say the gentleman had drunk himself out of his five sentences. / EVANS: It is his 'five senses'; fie, what the ignorance is! / BARDOLPH: And being fap, sir, was, as they say, cashier'd; and so conclusions passed the careires.

Etymology 2Edit

Echoic Internet neologism from the sound of male masturbation, originally used in English translations of some adult Japanese manga, and popularized on the Internet by the webcomic The Thin H Line/Sexy Losers and other online sources.



  1. (informal, Internet slang) To indicate that someone (normally the speaker) is either masturbating, or inspired to by sexual arousal.
    I was watching some porn – fap fap fap – when my computer crashed, again!
    She's single?... *fap fap fap*


fap (third-person singular simple present faps, present participle fapping, simple past and past participle fapped)

  1. (slang) To masturbate.
    • 2014, Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl, Ebury 2015, p. 39:
      For what reason – other than a knowing sadistic streak – would they have named something millions of teenage girls were fapping themselves senseless with ‘Mum’?
  • Russian: фапать (fapatʹ)
  • Finnish: fäpätä


fap (plural faps)

  1. (slang, countable) A session of masturbation.
    I was horny, so I had a quick fap in the public restroom.
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