Meaning of fudge

fudge

Pronunciation: (fuj), [key]
— n.
  1. a soft candy made of sugar, butter, milk, chocolate, and sometimes nuts.

fudge

Pronunciation: (fuj), [key]
— n., v., fudged, fudg•ing.
—n.
  1. nonsense or foolishness (often used interjectionally).
—v.i.
  1. to talk nonsense.

fudge

Pronunciation: (fuj), [key]
— v., n. fudged, fudg•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to cheat or welsh (often fol. by on): to fudge on an exam; to fudge on one's campaign promises.
  2. to avoid coming to grips with something: to fudge on an issue.
  3. to exaggerate a cost, estimate, etc., in order to allow leeway for error.
—v.t.
  1. to avoid coming to grips with (a subject, issue, etc.); evade; dodge: to fudge a direct question.
—n.
  1. a small stereotype or a few lines of specially prepared type, bearing a newspaper bulletin, for replacing a detachable part of a page plate without the need to replate the entire page.
  2. the bulletin thus printed, often in color.
  3. a machine or attachment for printing such a bulletin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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