from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, stale atmosphere, especially the musty air of an overcrowded or poorly ventilated room: "In spite of the open windows the stench had become a reeking fug” ( Colleen McCullough).
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- n. A heavy, musty, and unpleasant atmosphere, usually in a poorly-ventilated area.
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- n. (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere
Perhaps alteration of fogo, stench.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)