fug

noun
\ˈfəg \

Definition of fug 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the stuffy atmosphere of a poorly ventilated space also : a stuffy or malodorous emanation

fug

verb
fugged; fugging

Definition of fug (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to loll indoors in a stuffy atmosphere

transitive verb

: to make stuffy and odorous

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Other Words from fug

Noun

fuggy \ˈfə-gē \ adjective

Examples of fug in a Sentence

Noun

They sat in the dense fug of a smoky bar.

First Known Use of fug

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for fug

Noun

perhaps alteration of fog entry 1

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The first known use of fug was in 1888

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fug

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fug

: the unpleasant air in a room that is very crowded, smoky, etc.

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