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fug

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/ fʌg /
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noun
stale air, especially the humid, warm, ill-smelling air of a crowded room, kitchen, etc.
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Origin of fug

First recorded in 1885–90; originally British dialect and boarding school slang; further origin obscure; compare earlier British slang fogo “stench”
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British Dictionary definitions for fug

fug
/ (fʌɡ) /

noun
mainly British a hot, stale, or suffocating atmosphere

Derived forms of fug

fuggy, adjective

Word Origin for fug

C19: perhaps variant of fog 1
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