Last modified on 28 November 2014, at 06:35
See also: Fug and füg

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fug (countable and uncountable, plural fugs)

  1. A heavy, musty, and unpleasant atmosphere, usually in a poorly-ventilated area.
    • 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 4
      On certain days, when hot currents shimmered off Oyster's Reef, we would detect the chalk-dust of the mullock heaps, acrid; or, from the opal mines themselves, the ghastly fug of the tunnels and shafts.
    • 2004, John Derbyshire, "Boxing Day", National Review, November 8, 2004
      The gym teacher left that year, his successors had no interest in boxing, and society soon passed into a zone where the idea of thirteen-year-old boys punching each other's faces for educational purposes became as unthinkable as the dense fug of tobacco smoke in our school's staff room.
    • 2005, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, Bloomsbury, hardback edition, page 42
      The misty fug his breath had left on the window sparkled in the orange glare of the streetlamp outside.

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fugō < Latin fugiō. Compare Romanian fugi, fug.

VerbEdit

fug (past participle fudzitã)

  1. I run.
  2. I flee.

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VerbEdit

fug

  1. first-person singular present tense form of fugi.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of fugi.
  3. third-person plural present tense form of fugi.