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fadge

verb (intr) archaic, or dialect
  1. to agree
  2. to succeed
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noun
  1. NZ a package of wool in a wool-bale that weighs less than 100 kilograms
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Word Origin

C16: of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for fadge

Historical Examples

  • As Falstaff says of his own excuse: "It will not fadge," It is lame and awkward.

    An Introduction to Mythology

    Lewis Spence

  • But has anyone suggested that another than Fadge was capable of that masterpiece?'

    New Grub Street

    George Gissing

  • Fadge is an offensive fellow, when he likes; and I fancy he very often does like.

    New Grub Street

    George Gissing

  • And if I get allied with Fadge, no doubt Yule will involve me in his savage feeling.

    New Grub Street

    George Gissing

  • And you must also have heard that Fadge leaves The Study at the end of this year, eh?'

    New Grub Street

    George Gissing