Origin of fumed
verb (used with object), fumed, fum·ing.
verb (used without object), fumed, fum·ing.
Origin of fume
Examples from the Web for fumed
The interests of millions, he fumed, were in “the hands of about twenty coxcombs.”Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They are sidestepping the SNC,” fumed Mohammed Sarmini, an SNC spokesman.Why Hillary Clinton Snubbed the Syrian National Council on Istanbul Visit|Mike Giglio|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The stymied Tareq fumed for the rest of the day, announcing that “their star, Michaele” would not attend the official wrap party.
“A nation whose people can't say 'Merry Christmas' is a nation capable of ruining its own economy,” he fumed on November 20.
It is needless to say how Mr. and Mrs. Dick Gumbleton fretted and fumed; but it was all to no use.Fairy Legends and Traditions of The South of Ireland|T. Crofton Crocker
"Rotten little crumb," Judy fumed, glaring balefully at the snake.Droozle|Frank Banta
So he strode up and down, and he fretted and he fumed and he chafed, and the trumpeter kept blowing away.The American Baron|James De Mille
"Oh, you needn't try to smooth it over, Jack Ruddy," fumed the bully.The Mystery at Putnam Hall|Arthur M. Winfield
"Just like I didn't have my hands full now, without bringing home any more mouths to feed," she fumed.Darry the Life Saver|Frank V. Webster
Word Origin for fume
late 14c., from Old French fum "smoke, steam, vapor, breath," from Latin fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (source of Italian fumo, Spanish humo), from PIE *dheu- (cf. Sanskrit dhumah, Old Church Slavonic dymu, Lithuanian dumai, Old Prussian dumis "smoke," Middle Irish dumacha "fog," Greek thymos "spirit, mind, soul").
c.1400, "to fumigate," from Old French fumer, from Latin fumare "to smoke, steam," from fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (see fume (n.)). Figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.