noun[in singular] British informal
A warm, stuffy, or smoky atmosphere in a room: the cozy fug of the music halls
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- 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.
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- I was glad we'd specified the latter, since the restaurant's smoking section, separated from the main dining area, was a little fuggy.
- It's very important to ventilate: open bedroom windows so it's not fuggy from the night before.
- Tumbleweed blows through bars that 12 months ago would have been fuggy and packed.