nonsense or foolishness (often used as an interjection).
verb (used without object), fudged, fudging.
to talk nonsense.
verb (used without object), fudged, fudging.
to cheat or welsh (often followed by on):
to fudge on an exam; to fudge on one’s campaign promises.
to avoid coming to grips with something:
to fudge on an issue.
to exaggerate a cost, estimate, etc., in order to allow leeway for error.
verb (used with object), fudged, fudging.
to avoid coming to grips with (a subject, issue, etc.); evade; dodge:
to fudge a direct question.
a small stereotype or a few lines of specially prepared type, bearing a newspaper bulletin, for replacing a detachable part of a page plate without the need to replate the entire page.
the bulletin thus printed, often in color.
a machine or attachment for printing such a bulletin.
a soft variously flavoured sweet made from sugar, butter, cream, etc
a mild exclamation of annoyance
(intransitive) to talk foolishly or emptily
a small section of type matter in a box in a newspaper allowing late news to be included without the whole page having to be remade
the box in which such type matter is placed
the late news so inserted
a machine attached to a newspaper press for printing this
an unsatisfactory compromise reached to evade a difficult problem or controversial issue
(transitive) to make or adjust in a false or clumsy way
(transitive) to misrepresent; falsify
to evade (a problem, issue, etc); dodge; avoid
“put together clumsily or dishonestly,” 1610s, perhaps an alteration of fadge “make suit, fit” (1570s), of unknown origin. As an interjection meaning “lies, nonsense” from 1766; the noun meaning “nonsense” is 1791. It could be a natural extension from the verb. But Farmer suggests provincial French fuche, feuche, “an exclamation of contempt from Low German futsch = begone.”
The traditional English story traces fudge in this sense to a sailor’s retort to anything considered lies or nonsense, from Captain Fudge, “who always brought home his owners a good cargo of lies” [Isaac Disraeli, 1791, citing a pamphlet from 1700]. It seems there really was a late 17c. Captain Fudge, called “Lying Fudge,” and perhaps his name reinforced this form of fadge in the sense of “contrive without the necessary materials.” The surname is from Fuche, a pet form of the masc. proper name Fulcher, from Germanic and meaning literally “people-army.”
type of confection, 1895, American English, apparently a word first used among students at women’s colleges; perhaps a special use of fudge (v.).
‘He lies,’ answered Lord Etherington, ‘so far as he pretends I know of such papers. I consider the whole story as froth — foam, fudge, or whatever is most unsubstantial. …’ [Scott, “St. Ronan’s Well,” 1823]
A mild exclamation of surprise, disappointment, etc; darn (1766+)
[first verb sense said to be fr the name of a Royal Navy Captain Fudge, ”by some called Lying Fudge”; sailors, hearing a lie told, exclaimed ”You fudge it!”]
noun 1. any variable component added to an experiment, plan, or the like that can be manipulated to allow leeway for error. noun phrase An arbitrary percentage added to a proposed contract or estimate to allow for adverse contingencies: How many will die? Current projections are pure darts at a board, an enormous extrapolation coupled […]
[fuhj] /fʌdʒ/ noun 1. nonsense or foolishness (often used as an interjection). verb (used without object), fudged, fudging. 2. to talk nonsense. [fuhj] /fʌdʒ/ verb (used without object), fudged, fudging. 1. to cheat or welsh (often followed by on): to fudge on an exam; to fudge on one’s campaign promises. 2. to avoid coming to […]
programming (From “functional widgets”) Graphical user interface widgets available as The Fudget library – a toolkit for concurrent programming of graphical user interfaces, client/servers and more written in Haskell by Thomas Hallgren and Magnus Carlsson firstname.lastname@example.org. Version: h9 1995-07-04 (Baastad Spring School Release). (http://cs.chalmers.se/Fudgets/). (ftp://ftp.cs.chalmers.se/pub/haskell/chalmers). (1996-03-17)
A double-precision multi-purpose fitting program by Thomas Koenig . It can manipulate complete columns of numbers in the form of vector arithmetic. FUDGIT is also an expression language interpreter understanding most of C grammar except pointers. Morever, FUDGIT is a front end for any plotting program supporting commands from stdin, e.g. Gnuplot. Version 2.27 runs […]