A truncation of the words 'fucking' and 'unlucky.'
This word can be used to console someone who has just suffered from a severe lack of luck in an extremely important, possibly life-threatening, situation. It is particularly useful when use of the word 'unlucky' would be a flagrant understatement, while the phrase 'fucking unlucky' would just feel clumsy and out-of-place. 'F-unlucky,' in contrast, rolls off the tongue nicely and is also less likely to cause offence.
It is of utmost importance that the word 'f-unlucky' not be used in a situation when the phrase 'bad skills' is the only suitable observation. The phrases each have very different meanings and must not be confused: 'f-unlucky' suggests that the consolee did indeed have good skills, but the situation was really beyond their control.
Here are some examples of situations in which the word 'f-unlucky' would prove appropriate:
1. During a particularly heated game of wcs, a long shot is played on the blue. It sails slowly, but gracefully, towards the far corner pocket. It glances the left cushion just inside the jaws, rolls across the edge of the pocket itself, and comes to rest just touching the cushion on the opposite side: "Mate, that was f-unlucky."
2. Upon journeying one evening, in high spirits, to The Clifton, the establishment is found to be closed "for refurbishment." It also becomes apparent that it will not be re-opening for a good six weeks: "Hmm, that's rather f-unlucky. What are we going to do now?"
3. News emerges that a friend (who, for the purposes of an example, we will refer to as Fraser) has recently been brutally and unexpectedly murdered: "Oh well, Fraser was generally pretty f-unlucky."