- Rhymes: -ædʒ
- (obsolete, intransitive) To be suitable (with or to something).
- Well, Sir, how fadges the new design?
- (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, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, printed at London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:, II.17:
- 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.
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