A plate of chocolate fudge candy.
- Fudge is defined as an expression of frustration, sometimes used in place of a curse word.
When you slam your finger in a drawer, this is an example of a time when you might yell "fudge!"
- The definition of fudge is rich chocolate or a soft, creamy candy made with sugar, butter and cream, or fudge also means foolish talk.
- A rich chocolate sauce that you put on top of ice cream is an example of fudge.
- A soft, creamy candy is an example of fudge.
- A lie that you make up is an example of a fudge.
- To fudge means to manipulate or conceal the truth.
When you create fake financial information to hide your losses, this is an example of a situation where you fudge the numbers.
- empty, foolish talk; nonsense
Origin of fudge< ?
- a soft candy made of butter, milk, sugar, and chocolate or other flavoring, etc.
- a rich, sweet chocolate sauce used as a topping for ice cream or as an ingredient in cakes and cookies: usually used attributively: a fudge sundae
- Printing a short piece of last-minute news or other matter inserted in a newspaper page
- the act or an instance of fudging
Origin of fudgeuncertain or unknown; perhaps echoic, as in German futsch, gone, ruined
transitive verbfudged, fudg′ing
- to refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer; hedge: to fudge on an issue
- to be dishonest; cheat
- a. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and chocolate or cocoa.b. A similar candy made with other flavorings: peanut butter fudge.
- Nonsense; humbug.
- Having a rich chocolate flavor.
- Having pieces of fudge candy as an ingredient.
verbfudged, fudg·ing, fudg·es
- To fake or falsify: fudge casualty figures.
- To evade (an issue, for example); dodge.
- To act in an indecisive manner: always fudged on the important questions.
- a. To go beyond the proper limits of something: fudged on the building code requirements.b. To act dishonestly; cheat.
Origin of fudgePossibly alteration of fadge to fit
(countable and uncountable, plural fudges)
- (chiefly uncountable) Light or frothy nonsense.
- (chiefly uncountable) A type of very sweet candy or confection. Often used in the US synonymously with chocolate fudge.
- Have you tried the vanilla fudge? It's delicious!
- (countable) A deliberately misleading or vague answer.
- (uncountable, dated) A made-up story; nonsense; humbug.
- (countable) A less than perfect decision or solution; an attempt to fix an incorrect solution after the fact.
(third-person singular simple present fudges, present participle fudging, simple past and past participle fudged)
- (intransitive) To try to avoid giving a direct answer; to waffle or equivocate.
- When I asked them if they had been at the party, they fudged.
- To alter something from its true state, as to hide a flaw or uncertainty. Always deliberate, but not necessarily dishonest or immoral.
- The results of the experiment looked impressive, but it turned out the numbers had been fudged.
- I had to fudge the lighting to get the color to look good.
- (euphemistic) Colloquially, used in place of fuck.
- Oh, fudge!