from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Irish potato bread - flat farls, griddle-baked. Often served fried.
  • n. A wool pack. traditionally made of jute now often synthetic.
  • n. Small bread loaf or bun made with left-over dough.
  • n. A gait of horses between a jog and a trot.
  • v. To be suitable (with or to something).
  • v. To agree, to get along (with).
  • v. To get on well; to cope, to thrive.
  • v. To eat together.
  • v. To move with a gait between a jog and a trot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small flat loaf or thick cake; also, a fagot.
  • intransitive v. To fit; to suit; to agree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To suit; fit; come close, as the parts of things united; hence, to have one part consistent with another.
  • To agree; live in amity.
  • To succeed; turn out well.
  • To beat or thrash.
  • n. A bundle; a fagot.
  • n. A covering of undressed leather inclosing a bundle of patent or other valuable leather.
  • n. A large flat loaf or bannock, commonly of barley-meal, baked among ashes.
  • n. A fat, clumsy person.


Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
Etymology uncertain. (Wiktionary)



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  • A (short, fat) character in the novel New Grub Street, if I remember right.

    What's the word for this Dickensian naming of characters to express characteristics? Fadge - it just sounds like (and now, I find, means) what the character is.

    April 14, 2008

  • Used in Yorkshire to mean a short fat individual. Also the verb 'to fadge' meaning to walk at a short straddling pace, like a fat or encumbered person. 'He goes fadging along'. See also fudgeon.

    April 12, 2008

  • They shall be made, spite of antipathy, to fadge together. --Milton.

    January 14, 2008

  • Also to fit, suit, agree.

    January 14, 2008

  • August 17, 2007