noun[in singular] British informal
A warm, stuffy or smoky atmosphere in a room: the cosy fug of the music halls
More example sentences
- There's a warm fug coming from the busy kitchen, where, to the accompaniment of clattering pans, staff are preparing everything from fish fingers and beans to pizza, jacket potato wedges and ham salad rolls.
- By my observation, made during many an unhappy hour spent sitting in the noxious fug of the waiting room, the interval needed by the doctor between patients averages out at about… ten minutes.
- There's a warm fug in the lounge of the Acomb Working Men's Club: drifting cigarette smoke mingled with the clink of glasses and neighbourly chat.
Late 19th century (originally dialect and schoolchildren's slang): of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with fugbug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, trug, tug
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: fug
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.