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[fuhg] /fʌg/
noun
1.
stale air, especially the humid, warm, ill-smelling air of a crowded room, kitchen, etc.
Origin
British slang
1885-1890
1885-90; of obscure origin; compare earlier British slang fogo stench
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fug

/fʌɡ/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a hot, stale, or suffocating atmosphere
Derived Forms
fuggy, adjective
Word Origin
C19: perhaps variant of fog1
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n.

"thick, close, stuffy atmosphere," 1888.

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