- noun a soft sweet made from butter, sugar and milk
- noun an informal way of avoiding a problem
- verb to avoid giving a clear answer or making a definite decision about something
- To depart from the design drawing for sake of appearance. See also slang.
- A confection of butter, sugar and milk which forms a soft sweet pasty mixture, used as a filling for tarts or as a sweet or candy on its own or enrobed in chocolate
- noun a mistake made in an advertisement
- noun a small section in a newspaper reserved for very late items of news
- verb to touch up a photograph by airbrushing or painting in
Origin & History of “fudge”
Fudge the verb, ‘evade’, probably comes from an earlier fadge, which meant ‘fake, deceive’, and hence ‘adjust, fit’, and this in turn probably goes back to a middle English noun fage ‘deceit’ – but where fage came from is not clear. Fudge as the name of a type of toffee, which is first recorded in the late 19th century, may be a different use of the same word – perhaps originally ‘toffee “cooked up” or “bodged up” in an impromptu manner’.