- stale air, especially the humid, warm, ill-smelling air of a crowded room, kitchen, etc.
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Historical Examples of fug
All others were below ground round the "fug" of their braziers.From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917
All dugouts have a peculiar "fug" of their own, but these German dugouts were particularly unpleasant.Fighting the Boche Underground
Harry Davis Trounce
The draughtiness and civilization of the new huts compared with the "fug" of the tents all combined to give us chills!Fanny Goes to War
- mainly British a hot, stale, or suffocating atmosphere
Word Origin for fug
"thick, close, stuffy atmosphere," 1888.