fudge

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English[edit]

Fudge (candy).

Etymology[edit]

Probably a variant of fadge (to fit), the confectionery sense having evolved from the meaning of “merging together” or “turning out as expected”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʌdʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌdʒ

Noun[edit]

fudge (countable and uncountable, plural fudges)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) A type of very sweet candy or confection, usually made from sugar, butter, and milk or cream.
    Have you tried the vanilla fudge? It's delicious!
    1. (US) Chocolate fudge.
  2. (uncountable) Light or frothy nonsense.
  3. (countable) A deliberately misleading or vague answer.
  4. (uncountable, dated) A made-up story.
    Synonyms: nonsense, humbug; see also Thesaurus:nonsense
  5. (countable) A less than perfect decision or solution; an attempt to fix an incorrect solution after the fact.

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Verb[edit]

fudge (third-person singular simple present fudges, present participle fudging, simple past and past participle fudged)

  1. (intransitive) To try to avoid giving a direct answer.
    Synonyms: waffle, equivocate, hedge
    When I asked them if they had been at the party, they fudged.
  2. (transitive) To alter something from its true state, as to hide a flaw or uncertainty. Always deliberate, but not necessarily dishonest or immoral.
    The results of the experiment looked impressive, but it turned out the numbers had been fudged.
    I had to fudge the lighting to get the color to look good.
    Do you fudge your age?
  3. (dated, transitive, intransitive) To botch or bungle something.
  4. To cheat, especially in the game of marbles.
    Synonyms: cheat; see also Thesaurus:deceive

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Interjection[edit]

fudge

  1. (colloquial, minced oath) Used in place of fuck.
  2. (colloquial, archaic) Nonsense; tommyrot.
    • 1871, George Eliot, Middlemarch:
      Oh, fudge! Don't lecture me.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Borrowed from English fudge.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfudɡe/, [ˈfudɡe̞]
  • Rhymes: -udɡe
  • Syllabification: fud‧ge

Noun[edit]

fudge

  1. fudge (type of confection)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fudge (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative fudge fudget
genitive fudgen fudgejen
partitive fudgea fudgeja
illative fudgeen fudgeihin
singular plural
nominative fudge fudget
accusative nom. fudge fudget
gen. fudgen
genitive fudgen fudgejen
fudgeinrare
partitive fudgea fudgeja
inessive fudgessa fudgeissa
elative fudgesta fudgeista
illative fudgeen fudgeihin
adessive fudgella fudgeilla
ablative fudgelta fudgeilta
allative fudgelle fudgeille
essive fudgena fudgeina
translative fudgeksi fudgeiksi
instructive fudgein
abessive fudgetta fudgeitta
comitative fudgeineen
Possessive forms of fudge (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person fudgeni fudgemme
2nd person fudgesi fudgenne
3rd person fudgensa

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