verb (used with object), fogged, fog·ging.
verb (used without object), fogged, fog·ging.
Origin of fog1
noun U.S. and British Dialect.
Origin of fog2
Examples from the Web for fog
A fog of conspiracy—of logic against logic, as Orwell put it—has descended on every major event in the war.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So we changed that into a fog machine blast right before I go on.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)|Neil Patrick Harris|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Our main job is to come in there, cut through the fog of war, and establish what has happened,” said Solvang.
I was just myself again—the person I was meant to be, without the fog.
At Henley, the other vaporium, the crew lying around on settees and filling the room with fog brought back Dutch flashbacks.
Usually the scoundrels come skulking along masked by a fog, as though ashamed of themselves, as they ought to be.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life|Captain A. T. Mahan
The trees are bare, but their buds are swelling and these days of cold and fog and rain must come to make them burst in glory.The Sins of the Father|Thomas Dixon
At the same moment a prolonged crackling broke out in the fog in front.The King in Yellow|Robert W. Chambers
Here the fog had so far lightened as to enable the officers to swing the ship.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
Then she remembered: the fog must have rolled in from the near-by river and entered the room through the window.The Downfall|Emile Zola
verb fogs, fogging or fogged
Word Origin for fog
- a second growth of grass after the first mowing
- grass left to grow long in winter
Word Origin for fog
"thick, obscuring mist," 1540s, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Danish fog "spray, shower, snowdrift," Old Norse fok "snow flurry," fjuk "snow storm." Cf. also Old English fuht, Dutch vocht, German Feucht "moist." Figurative phrase in a fog "at a loss what to do" first recorded c.1600.
"long grass," c.1300, probably of Scandinavian origin, cf. Norwegian fogg "long grass in a moist hollow," Icelandic fuki "rotten sea grass." The connection to fog (n.1), via a notion of long grass growing in moist dells of northern Europe, is tempting but not proven. Watkins suggests derivation from PIE *pu- "to rot, decay."
1590s, from fog (n.1). Related: Fogged; fogging.
see in a fog.