fug

noun
\ ˈfəg How to pronounce fug (audio) \

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 How to pronounce fuggy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fug in a Sentence

Noun

They sat in the dense fug of a smoky bar.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The gloriously gaudy cinema palaces of our youth have closed their crimson curtains for good, and the humid fug of cigarette smoke and popcorn has been replaced by a dispiritingly acrid, all-over guilty smell. John Banville, WSJ, "‘Sleeping With Strangers’ Review: Flickers of Desire," 22 Feb. 2019

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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

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

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