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 result is a thing of beauty: a dense bouquet of visual cunning, tinged with sobriety, acute social awareness and a fug of loving tenderness. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "Eldzier Cortor painted Black poverty with beauty and great invention," 2 Sep. 2020 David exists in a swampy fug of enmity, one-upmanship, and toxic misunderstandings; Seinfeld is defined by his playfulness, even delight, with minutiae. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Lennon and McCartney of Comedy," 20 Mar. 2020 The opium fug transports Mallo into his past, raking over the choices he's made on the road to greatness. Thomas Page, CNN, "Get up to speed on this year's Oscar nominees for best international feature film," 7 Feb. 2020 Some of Mr Sandile’s recollections of that time seem still to be glimpsed through a hedonistic fug. The Economist, "Yeoville Hard times and hotplates in the most diverse district in Africa," 18 Dec. 2019 But the setup refuses to deliver, grammatically, and the novel hangs, like the narrator herself, in a fug of unresolved tension. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "Can One Sentence Capture All of Life?," 6 Sep. 2019 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palaces of our youth have closed their crimson curtains for good, and the humid fug of cigarette smoke and popcorn has been replaced by a dispiritingly acrid, all-over guilty smell.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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9 Sep 2020

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“Fug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fug. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for fug

fug

noun
How to pronounce fug (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fug

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

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