Words: feck, n.
Wednesday 15 September 1999
It is Scottish and Northern dialect, meaning either purpose, vigour or quantity, and is a variant of effect, which was in use by the 16th century and had echoes in Chaucer. Both feckful and feckly survived into the 19th century, when feckless came south and is the only general use of the word.
French Connection could vary its fcuk campaign by reviving a fashion for the fecket: an underwaistcoat.
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