Motherfucker—the Samuel L. Jackson of words—is one of the most visceral and satisfying terms in English. It’s pretty much a mother joke in crystalline form and is quite handy when dealing with the kind of motherfuckers you can find anywhere and everywhere on this motherfucking planet.
As with all things fuck-related, Jesse Sheidlower’s The F-Word records variations and euphemisms for motherfucker, such as mammy-dodger, mammy-jammer, maw-dicker, mo dicker, mofo, motherfather, motherfouler, mothergrabber, motherhumper, motherjumper, motherlover, mother-raper, motor cycle, motor flicker, motor scooter, and muh fuh. But even this great collection isn’t complete. Folks like you, me, and deranged lunatics on Twitter keep coining additional variations every day—either to keep it clean or make it creative.
Here are 11 euphemisms for motherfucker from Twitter—still the best Petri dish for unselfconscious, raw language. None of these words are likely to ever make the Oxford English Dictionary, but they are still effective tools for evading censors and getting through the mothersmurfing day.
(Sadly, the example of mothertrumper seems to have no reference to Donald Trump. But don’t let that stop you from using this word to its fullest potential.)
“You motherblesser. Making up your own stories just to make ppl look bad. Motherblesser”
“This badass motherbopper’s gon’ fuck you up look at those eyes maaaan”
“i know everything on account of im a smart genius. however im also a dumbass idiot moron mothercrapper. explain that, science”
“You expletive sucking motherexpletiver!”
“@kirwandavid That is a bad motherfattener…”
“Janelle Monae is FINE as a motherfornicator though.”
“Congratulations she played you like a motherloser because u a stoopid fart.”
“and its smurfing like a mothersmurfer outside right now”
“-_- Gohan you lying son of a mothertrumper”
“Im a skilled motherwhatever with this handdrill so you best step OFF!! #angryworkday”