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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FUDGE, a word of contempt.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: soft creamy candy v
1: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent]
2: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully" [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (fudged; fudging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1674 transitive verb 1. a. to devise as a substitute ; fake b. falsify <fudged the figures> 2. to fail to come to grips with ; dodge <fudged the issue> intransitive verb 1. to exceed the proper bounds or limits of something <feel that the author has fudged a little on the…rules for crime fiction — Newsweek>; also cheat <fudging on an exam> 2. to fail to perform as expected 3. to avoid commitment ; hedge <the government's tendency to fudge on delicate matters of policy — Claire Sterling> II. noun Date: 1766 1. foolish nonsense — often used interjectionally to express annoyance, disappointment, or disbelief 2. a soft creamy candy made typically of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring 3. something that is fudged; especially a bending of rules or a compromise

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n., v., & int. --n. 1 a soft toffee-like sweet made with milk, sugar, butter, etc. 2 nonsense. 3 a piece of dishonesty or faking. 4 a piece of late news inserted in a newspaper page. --v. 1 tr. put together in a makeshift or dishonest way; fake. 2 tr. deal with incompetently. 3 intr. practise such methods. --int. expressing disbelief or annoyance. Etymology: perh. f. obs. fadge (v.) fit

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fudge Fudge, n. A kind of soft candy composed of sugar or maple sugar, milk, and butter, and often chocolate or nuts, boiled and stirred to a proper consistency.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fudge Fudge, n. [Cf. Prov. F. fuche, feuche, an interj. of contempt.] A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug; -- often an exclamation of contempt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fudge Fudge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fudged; p. pr. & vb. n. Fudging.] 1. To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate. Fudged up into such a smirkish liveliness. --N. Fairfax. 2. To foist; to interpolate. That last ``suppose'' is fudged in. --Foote.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fudges, fudging, fudged) 1. Fudge is a soft brown sweet that is made from butter, cream, and sugar. 2. If you fudge something, you avoid making a clear and definite decision, distinction, or statement about it. Both have fudged their calculations and avoided specifics. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. interj. Nonsense, stuff, moonshine, pshaw, fiddle-de-dee, fiddle-faddle. II. n. Nonsense, stuff, moonshine, twaddle. See balderdash. III. v. a. 1. Stick together, thrust together, fabricate, make up, contrive. 2. Thrust in, foist, interpolate.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue


Moby Thesaurus

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