People have been saying fuck for centuries. It may be much more common in times of modernity, but the word has been around since at least the 16th century; some records even indicate its use in the 14th century. The Oxford English Dictionary didn’t add it until 1972. One of the earliest uses of “as fuck” in pop culture was the in the song Straight Outta Compton in 1988. Urban Dictionary’s first documented appearance of “as fuck” was on February 25th, 2004.
The abbreviated form, “AF” was added to Urban Dictionary on October 10th, 2011. Today AF is more acceptable to use than ever, you can find it on baby clothes, mugs, and all over the internet. So, put on your big person shirt and wear one of these buttons.