fudge

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Fudge (candy).

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fudge (countable and uncountable, plural fudges)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) Light or frothy nonsense.
  2. (chiefly uncountable) A type of very sweet candy or confection. Often used in the US synonymously with chocolate fudge.
    Have you tried the vanilla fudge? It's delicious!
  3. (countable) A deliberately misleading or vague answer.
  4. (uncountable, dated) A made-up story; nonsense; humbug.
  5. (countable) A less than perfect decision or solution; an attempt to fix an incorrect solution after the fact.

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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; to waffle or equivocate.
    When I asked them if they had been at the party, they fudged.
  2. 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.

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fudge

  1. (euphemistic) Colloquially, used in place of fuck.
    Oh, fudge!

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