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Fudge monkeys!

interjection; compounding Compound of the words 'fudge' and 'monkeys'
Nonsensical euphemism for “Darn it!” or “Shoot!”; used as an expletive by angry, frustrated, or irritated individuals when things do not go their way
 
The term was coined by a teenage female as a way to avoid using common “cuss” words. The expression has not been heard used by anyone other than the girl who invented it. A possible explanation for its creation is that the beginning 'fu-' sounds sufficiently similar to the 'fu-' in the common “cuss” word 'f***'. Therefore, it sounds emphatic enough to express the negative emotion that an individual is feeling at the time of utterance of the expression.
Etymology : Derived from 'fudge' + 'monkeys'
Source : “Aaah! Fudge monkeys! I slammed my finger in the car door!” (Teenage female, July 2009)
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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