“Having the secretary lob the f-bomb at you is pretty crazy,” he says.
Sue Simmons Drops an f-bomb The longtime local news anchor made a classic mistake in 2008.
Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible f-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”
“She was screaming and dropping the f-bomb many, many times,” Bloom told The Daily Beast exclusively.
John Leo on the latest in America's long line of f-bomb detonations.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane got the Emmys off to a classy start by dropping the f-bomb live on TV within a minute of E!
I was always dropping the f-bomb back in the CNN newsroom, swaddled in the warm embrace of my un-shockable TV-news brethren.
1580s, from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus "a deep, hollow noise; a buzzing or booming sound," from Greek bombos "deep and hollow sound," echoic. Originally of mortar shells, etc.; modern sense of "explosive device placed by hand or dropped from airplane" is 1909. Meaning "old car" is from 1953. Meaning "success" is from 1954 (late 1990s slang the bomb "the best" is probably a fresh formation); opposite sense of "a failure" is from 1963. The bomb "atomic bomb" is from 1945.
1680s, from bomb (n.). Meaning "to fail" attested from 1963. Related: Bombed; bombing. Slang bombed "drunk" is attested by 1956.
[in the sense of failure, perhaps fr the outdated expression make a baum of it, ''fail'']