The stymied Tareq fumed for the rest of the day, announcing that “their star, Michaele” would not attend the official wrap party.
The interests of millions, he fumed, were in “the hands of about twenty coxcombs.”
“A nation whose people can't say 'Merry Christmas' is a nation capable of ruining its own economy,” he fumed on November 20.
late 14c., from Old French fum "smoke, steam, vapor, breath," from Latin fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (source of Italian fumo, Spanish humo), from PIE *dheu- (cf. Sanskrit dhumah, Old Church Slavonic dymu, Lithuanian dumai, Old Prussian dumis "smoke," Middle Irish dumacha "fog," Greek thymos "spirit, mind, soul").
c.1400, "to fumigate," from Old French fumer, from Latin fumare "to smoke, steam," from fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (see fume (n.)). Figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.