noun[in singular] British • informal
- A warm, stuffy or smoky atmosphere in a room: the cosy fug of the music hallsMore 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.