from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.
  • noun Nonsense; humbug.
  • intransitive verb To fake or falsify.
  • intransitive verb To evade (an issue, for example); dodge.
  • intransitive verb To act in an indecisive manner.
  • intransitive verb To go beyond the proper limits of something.
  • intransitive verb To act dishonestly; cheat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nonsense; stuff; rubbish: most commonly used as a contemptuous interjection.
  • Fabulous.
  • To poke with a stick.
  • To foist.
  • To make or fix awkwardly or clumsily; arrange confusedly; botch; bungle.
  • to compute a ship's change of position from one noon to the next by dead-reckoning, determining by means of tables the northing, southing, easting, and westing made by the different courses and distances sailed, and applying the result to the latitude and longitude of the previous noon.
  • To work clumsily; labor in a clumsy fashion.
  • In printing, to make use of improper materials or methods to produce a needed result with greater speed.
  • noun In newspaper parlance, matter of supposed importance, as the latest sporting news or sensational stuff, which comes to hand too late to find a place in the plates before going to press, and is inserted in a special place by cutting the plates. See fudge-box.
  • noun In printing, an unworkmanlike practice.
  • noun A kind or home-made candy composed of milk, sugar, butter, and chocolate, boiled together, flavored with vanilla, and, when nearly cool, poured into a rectangular pan and cut into squares: more fully designated chocolate-fudge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug; -- often an exclamation of contempt.
  • noun 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.
  • transitive verb To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate.
  • transitive verb To foist; to interpolate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Light or frothy nonsense.
  • noun A type of very sweet candy or confection. Often used in the US synonymously with chocolate fudge.
  • noun countable A deliberately misleading or vague answer.
  • noun countable A less than perfect decision or solution; an attempt to fix an incorrect solution after the fact.
  • verb intransitive To try to avoid giving a direct answer; to waffle or equivocate.
  • verb To alter something from its true state, as to hide a flaw or uncertainty. Always deliberate, but not necessarily dishonest or immoral.
  • interjection euphemistic Colloquially, used in place of fuck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly alteration of fadge, to fit.]


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  • Fudge Day: June 16. See National Nutty Fudge Day.

    November 8, 2007

  • fudge is also a verb (or is that cheating?)!

    You can poke that with a stick - see Century Dictionary's 1st definition

    March 17, 2012