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- Rhymes: -ædʒ
- (obsolete, intransitive) To be suitable (with or to something).
- 1675, [William] Wycherley, The Country-wife, a Comedy, […], London: Printed for Thomas Dring, […], OCLC 912643989; republished London: Printed for T[homas] Dring, and sold by R. Bentley, and S. Magnes […], 1688, OCLC 7479409, Act IV, scene iii, page 45:
- Well, Sir, how fadges the new deſign; have you not the luck of all your Brother Projectors, to deceive only your ſelf at laſt?
- (obsolete, intransitive) To agree, to get along (with).
- They shall be made, spite of antipathy, to fadge together.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To get on well; to cope, to thrive.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 17, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:
- I can never fadge well: for I am at such a stay, that except for health and life, there is nothing I will take the paines to fret my selfe about, or will purchase at so high a rate as to trouble my wits for it, or be constrained thereunto.
- (Geordie) To eat together.
- (Yorkshire, of a horse) To move with a gait between a jog and a trot.
Etymology uncertain, but potentially from or related to Old English faċġ (“flat-fish, plaice, flounder”).
fadge (plural fadges)
- (Ireland) Irish potato bread; a flat farl, griddle-baked, often served fried.
- (New Zealand) A wool pack, traditionally made of jute, now often synthetic.
- (Geordie) A small loaf or bun made with left-over dough.
- (Yorkshire) A gait of horses between a jog and a trot.
- fadge in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
- A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
- Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977
- Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, 
- Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
- Chambers, William (1893): Chambers's English Dictionary, Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological, with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms
- Liberman, Anatoly: An Analytic Dictionary of the English Etymology: An Introduction