[ fyoo-mee ]
/ ˈfyu mi /
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adjective, fum·i·er, fum·i·est.
emitting or full of fumes; fumelike.
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Origin of fumy

First recorded in 1560–70; fume + -y1
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How to use fumy in a sentence

  • Then they went out into the wood that was flooded with bluebells, while fumy forget-me-nots were in the paths.

    Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
  • Out of the fumy darkness insects dropped, stunned with light, and moved feebly on the path.

    The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
  • She lurched a step and stopped and swayed and looked again, battling perhaps with hints within her fumy brain of recognition.

    This Freedom|A. S. M. Hutchinson