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Fuckboy and Fuccboi are pejoratives referring to men who are perceived as oversexed or disrespectful toward women. On Tumblr, the term has also spawned a derivative phrase “en garde (English: on your guard), fuckboy," which is often accompanied with images of skeletons in a similar vein to 2Spooky.


On December 29th, 2004, Urban Dictionary[1] user bretb submited an entry for the term "fuckboy," defining it as "a person who is a weak ass pussy."

1. f--- boy A person who is a weak ass p---- that ain't bout s---. ook at that weak ass f--- boy. by bretb December 29, 2004 3075 821


On November 29th, 2008, YouTuber DJFullmoon uploaded a music video for the track “Fuck Boy” by hip hop artist Papa Duck (shown below). In the following years, prior to its adaptation by Tumblr, the term became used in the lyrics of several other hip hop and rap songs.[8]

On October 23rd, 2013, Tumblr[6] user adotjam published a post falsely attributing the quote "Once a fuckboy, always a fuckboy" to the deceased Roman Catholic Religious Sister Mother Teresa. Over the next year, the post gained over 81,000 notes. On March 11th, 2014, YouTuber BrealTV uploaded a satirical video titled "Signs you may be a fuckboy with Professor Houseshoes," which called out submissive, unoriginal and fake men as being "fuckboys" (shown below).

On April 30th, the "No time for dat goku" Tumblr[2] blog posted a photoshopped image of a retro-themed video game featuring a skeleton wielding a knife with the caption "En Garde, Fuckboy" (shown below). In the first four months, the post gained over 39,000 notes.

En Garde, F------ . . . H--------.. Bitch I aM FLEXING SKELETON ト(Beat your Meat] Video gaming on the real #420sc #me 39,793 notes Apr 30th, 2014

On August 7th, 2014, the "Get Wrecked Fuckboy" Tumblr[3] blog was launched, which highlights images and animated GIFs of skeletons. On September 5th, Redditor ThirdWaveSTEMinism submitted a post questioning the use of the term "fuckboy" toward perceived bigots to the /r/socialjustice101[4] subreddit. On September 17th, Tumblr[7] user misslahla posted an image macro of a skeleton with the caption "Parlez vous francais, fuckboy?", gathering more than 36,000 notes in two weeks (shown below, left). On September 14th, Tumblr[5] user rememberingsuunday published a list of "fuckboy symptoms," which accumulated upwards of 165,600 notes within 48 hours (shown below, right).

misslahla Follow "Parlez vous francais f------? 7" #my aesthetic #skeleton #french #f------ 36,923 notes Anonymous said: This is gonna sound so stupid but what is a f------? lol f------ symptoms · timothy over here askin, for nudes when all u did was say hello .connor who won't calm down with his axe spray tryna infect ya lungs colin adding #420 to his bio when he smoked weed one time gregory mad cause u didn't blow him after the first date . how to spot a f------ . white nike tube socks with his adidas sandals . he wants to play 20 questions(!!!!! do not play !!!!!!!!! especially if there's a involved) . relies on his mom but doesn't respect women . looks like he just read one of jaden smith's tweets in all of his selfies . can t find the clitoris fuckboys come in all shapes and sizes and results may vary but when he a f------... he a f------...and u will know 165,623 notes

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[1] Urban Dictionary – fuck boy

[2] Lysol.co.vu – En Garde, Fuckboy

[3] Tumblr – Get Wrecked Fuckboy

[4] Reddit – as an insult is fuckboy

[5] Tumblr – remberingsuunday

[6] Tumblr – adotjam

[7] Tumblr – misslahla

[8] Rap Genius – Search results for 'fuckboy'

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