stale air, especially the humid, warm, ill-smelling air of a crowded room, kitchen, etc.

Origin of fug

1885–90; of obscure origin; compare earlier British slang fogo stench
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mainly British a hot, stale, or suffocating atmosphere
Derived Formsfuggy, adjective

Word Origin for fug

C19: perhaps variant of fog 1
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Word Origin and History for fug

"thick, close, stuffy atmosphere," 1888.

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