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fudge / fəj/ • n. 1. a soft candy made from sugar, butter, and milk or cream. ∎  rich chocolate, used esp. as a filling for cakes or a sauce on ice cream: chocolate cake filled with whipped cream and topped with hot fudge | [as adj.] a fudge cake. 2. an instance of faking or ambiguity: the new settlement is a fudge rushed out to win cheers at the conference. ∎ archaic nonsense. 3. a piece of late news inserted in a newspaper page. • v. [tr.] present or deal with (something) in a vague, noncommittal, or inadequate way, esp. so as to conceal the truth or mislead: a temptation to fudge the issue and nudge grades up. ∎  adjust or manipulate (facts or figures) so as to present a desired picture. • interj. dated nonsense (expressing disbelief or annoyance).

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fudge1 patch up, fake. XVII. perh. alt. of earlier fadge, occas. fodge fit, adjust and ult. identical with ME. fage, dial. fadge deceive, beguile, of unkn. orig.
Hence sb. made-up story, deceit; int. stuff and nonsense! XVIII.

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fudge Caramel in which crystallization of the sugar (graining) is deliberately induced by the addition of fondant (saturated syrup containing sugar crystals).

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fudge2 soft sweetmeat. XIX. perh. f. prec.

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fudge

fudgeadjudge, begrudge, bludge, budge, drudge, fudge, grudge, judge, misjudge, nudge, pudge, sludge, smudge, trudge

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