There is a line

Though it may take all friggen day

in a song "My World" by Avril Lavigne, and I can't find any translation/meaning for the word "friggen". Do you know anything about this word?

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    What did you find when you searched for its meaning and why didn’t that help?
    – ColleenV
    Aug 20, 2019 at 21:02
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    – Em.
    Aug 21, 2019 at 6:27
  • @ColleenV after getting no result from google translate I went to ELL to ask this question. I'm sorry. I had to perform better search.
    – sanyassh
    Aug 21, 2019 at 8:13
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    @sanyash It helps us to know what you searched for and what the results were. I got results when I searched for "friggen". I'm not sure why you didn't get any.
    – ColleenV
    Aug 21, 2019 at 10:57
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    You should include that information in your question.
    – ColleenV
    Aug 21, 2019 at 18:17

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In this case, it's used as a softened version of the F-word.

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    It is a euphemism.
    – Lambie
    Aug 20, 2019 at 22:40
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    Also "frack", "fark", and "frell" depending on how much of a nerd you are.
    – Andrew
    Aug 20, 2019 at 23:23
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    What is “the f-word” you’re referring to? As long as it isn’t in a title and it isn’t gratuitous, vulgar words are OK to write out. It’s helpful to extract the most relevant parts of the article you’re linking to and quote it in your answer so that readers don’t have to go to another site to understand your answer. It also prevents your answer from becoming useless if the linked article changes or is removed by the other site.
    – ColleenV
    Aug 21, 2019 at 18:20
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    Aug 22, 2019 at 12:57

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