fudge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fudge avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) "He dodged the issue","she skirted the problem","They tend to evade their responsibilities","he evaded the questions skillfully"
    • v fudge tamper, with the purpose of deception "Fudge the figures","cook the books","falsify the data"
    • n fudge soft creamy candy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cole Porter had nine pounds of fudge shipped to him each month from his hometown.
    • n Fudge A kind of soft candy composed of sugar or maple sugar, milk, and butter, and often chocolate or nuts, boiled and stirred to a proper consistency.
    • n Fudge A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug; -- often an exclamation of contempt.
    • Fudge To foist; to interpolate. "That last “suppose” is fudged in."
    • Fudge To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate. "Fudged up into such a smirkish liveliness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fudge To poke with a stick.
    • fudge To foist.
    • fudge To make or fix awkwardly or clumsily; arrange confusedly; botch; bungle.
    • fudge to compute a ship's change of position from one noon to the next by dead-reckoning, determining by means of tables the northing, southing, easting, and westing made by the different courses and distances sailed, and applying the result to the latitude and longitude of the previous noon.
    • fudge To work clumsily; labor in a clumsy fashion.
    • n fudge Nonsense; stuff; rubbish: most commonly used as a contemptuous interjection.
    • fudge Fabulous.
    • fudge In printing, to make use of improper materials or methods to produce a needed result with greater speed.
    • n fudge In newspaper parlance, matter of supposed importance, as the latest sporting news or sensational stuff, which comes to hand too late to find a place in the plates before going to press, and is inserted in a special place by cutting the plates. See fudge-box.
    • n fudge In printing, an unworkmanlike practice.
    • n fudge A kind or home-made candy composed of milk, sugar, butter, and chocolate, boiled together, flavored with vanilla, and, when nearly cool, poured into a rectangular pan and cut into squares: more fully designated chocolate-fudge. When chopped walnuts form an ingredient it is known as nut-fudge. The name alludes to the hasty amateur manufacture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fudge fuj stuff: nonsense: an exclamation of contempt
    • v.i., v.t Fudge to botch or bungle anything
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Quotations

  • Robertson Davies
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    “He types his labored column -- weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.”
  • Judith Olney
    Judith Olney
    “Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Prov. F. fuche, feuche, an interj. of contempt

Usage

In literature:

After the business is over, we are going to have a fudge party.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
There had been plenty of secret "spreads" and "fudge orgies" in other rooms.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Vanilla or any other flavoring improves this fudge.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
The thing to avoid is fudging.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
You turn me loose in an experimental chamber so I can't fudge.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
As to your not loving me, that is all fudge, you know.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
But you've got to fudge up some sort of a service to suit the gal.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
By the by, are you keen on Fudge here?
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
Women are all fudge, sir.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
One of the quartettes on their corridor had indulged in a fudge party after hours already, and Ruth had been invited to be present.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
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In poetry:

In vain we call old notions fudge,
And bend our conscience to our dealing;
The Ten Commandments will not budge,
And stealing will continue stealing.
"Inscriptions" by James Russell Lowell
"You must know —-" said the Judge: but the Snark exclaimed "Fudge!"
That statute is obsolete quite!
Let me tell you, my friends, the whole question depends
On an ancient manorial right.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
One should never strike a Sissy,
He is too lady-like and prissy.
You do not need to use your fist
But merely slap him on the wrist,
And if this will not make him budge,
Then glare at him and say "Oh Fudge!"
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck
We've a trick, we young fellows, you may have been told,
Of talking (in public) as if we were old:—
That boy we call "Doctor," and this we call "Judge;"
It's a neat little fiction,— of course it's all fudge.
"The Boys" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Waggoner.
No. There's a gossip
Amongst the women—but who would heed their talk!—
That love half-crazed, then drove him out of doors,
To wander here and there, like a bad ghost,
Because a silly wench refused him:—fudge!
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

( Joe Fudge / March 29, 2012 ).
Marc Hauser, above, was found guilty of fudging numbers.
Marcia Fudge seeks chairmanship of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Marcia Fudge doesn't look a politician in a hurry.
WORKSHOP DR PETER ANDERSON ( Joe Fudge, Daily Press / December 6, 2012 ).
Terry Richard/The Oregonian Wendy Bush offers visitors a choice of fudge at the Brigittine monastery near Amity where she works.
Will it be fudge or fruitcake.
Photo by Tom Fudge / KPBS.
( Joe Fudge, Daily Press / August 21, 2012 ).
( Joe Fudge, Daily Press / June 30, 2011 ).
Viewer Rose Richard shares her recipe for opera fudge as part of our America Cooks series.
Viewer Rose Richard shares her recipe for opera fudge as part of our America.
This method of keeping things from sticking to the pan is used most often for brownies, bar cookies, and fudge.
Peanut Butter Meltaway Fudge (Second-place winner, March 2).
Peanut butter meltaway fudge.
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In science:

The canonical PS n(Λ)curve is shown for comparison; the PS curve has not been multiplied by the fudge factor of two at this stage, in order to compare the results of the PS-like procedures in the different cases, with no guarantee of normalization (in Monaco 1995 all the curves were multiplied by two).
The Cosmological Mass Function
In both cases the SKS curve gives, at large masses, roughly a factor 2 more ob jects than the PS-like one, just like in the canonical PS case, even though the “fudge factor” in the present case is not more than 1.09.
The Cosmological Mass Function
Then, they multiplied their MF by a “fudge factor” 2.
On the cosmological mass function theory
Press and Schechter faced the problem by simply multiplying their result by a fudge factor of 2.
On the cosmological mass function theory
The original fudge factor of 2 of the PS approach is now naturally justified.
On the cosmological mass function theory
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