- The phrase is associated with the inhabitants of New York City and the part of the state of New Jersey outside of it.
- Eye dialect spelling of forget about it, representing New York City and New Jersey English.
1993 December 3, “CON MAN AND MUGGER CLAIM A LEGAL WINDFALL”, in News Tribune:
- As they say in New York, fuhgedaboudit. And speaking of successful muggers, perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche also had reason to smile