Definitions

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

  • n. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.
  • n. Nonsense; humbug.
  • transitive v. To fake or falsify: fudge casualty figures.
  • transitive v. To evade (an issue, for example); dodge.
  • intransitive v. To act in an indecisive manner: always fudged on the important questions.
  • intransitive v. To go beyond the proper limits of something: fudged on the building code requirements.
  • intransitive v. To act dishonestly; cheat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. Nonsense; stuff; rubbish: most commonly used as a contemptuous interjection.
  • Fabulous.
  • In printing, to make use of improper materials or methods to produce a needed result with greater speed.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In printing, an unworkmanlike practice.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Possibly alteration of fadge, to fit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • 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

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

    November 8, 2007