I screamed that at him, I was fuming mad, that if I was a cartoon you could actually see me blowing smoke out of my ears.
Taxpayers are now potentially on the hook for a half-billion dollar loss, and lawmakers have been fuming.
Allan Dodds Frank says we're blaming the wrong guys—and Hank Greenberg is fuming.
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.
fuming fum·ing (fyōō'mĭng)
Producing or emitting smoke or vapor, as for certain concentrated nitric, sulfuric, and hydrochloric acids.