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7 definitions found
 for fudge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fudge \Fudge\, n.
     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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fudge \Fudge\, n. [Cf. Prov. F. fuche, feuche, an interj. of
     contempt.]
     A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug; -- often an
     exclamation of contempt.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fudge \Fudge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fudged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fudging.]
     1. To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Fudged up into such a smirkish liveliness. --N.
                                                    Fairfax.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To foist; to interpolate.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That last "suppose" is fudged in.     --Foote.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fudge
      n 1: soft creamy candy
      v 1: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures";
           "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge,
           manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle,
           misrepresent]
      2: 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" [syn:
         hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry,
         elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  253 Moby Thesaurus words for "fudge":
     Life Saver, Scotch kisses, absurdity, amphigory, applesauce,
     babble, babblement, balderdash, baloney, beat, beguile of, belie,
     bibble-babble, bilge, bilk, blabber, blather, blink, bombast,
     bonbon, bosh, brittle, bubble gum, bull, bunco, bunkum, burn,
     butterscotch, camouflage, candied apple, candy corn, caramel,
     carefully ignore, cheat, chewing gum, chisel, chocolate,
     chocolate bar, chocolate drop, chouse, chouse out of, claptrap,
     cog, cog the dice, cold-shoulder, color, con, concoct, cook up,
     cotton candy, cough drop, counterfeit, cozen, cream, crib,
     cut a corner, cut corners, defraud, diddle, disguise, distort,
     divinity, do in, do out of, dodge, double-talk, drag in, dress up,
     drivel, drool, edge in, embellish, embroider, euchre, exaggerate,
     fabricate, fake, falsify, fantasize, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee,
     finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, flummery, fob, foist in, folderol,
     fondant, forge, fudge in, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon,
     garble, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gild, glace, gloss,
     gloss over, gobbledygook, gouge, gull, gum, gumdrop, gyp,
     hard candy, hatch, have, hocus, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hoke up,
     honey crisp, hooey, horehound, humbug, implant in, inject in,
     insert in, insinuate in, intercalate, interjaculate, interject,
     interpolate, interpose, intervene, introduce in, intrude, invent,
     jabber, jargon, jelly bean, jelly egg, jujube, kiss, lollipop,
     lozenge, lug in, magnify, make up, manufacture, marchpane,
     marshmallow, marzipan, mask, mint, miscite, miscolor, misquote,
     misreport, misrepresent, misstate, mulct, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit,
     niaiserie, nonsense, nougat, overcharge, overdraw, overpaint,
     overstate, pack of nonsense, pack the deal, pad, palaver,
     pass over, pass over lightly, peanut bar, peanut brittle,
     peppermint, pervert, pigeon, popcorn balls, poppycock,
     practice fraud upon, praline, prate, prattle, put between, rant,
     rigamarole, rigmarole, rock candy, rodomontade, rook, rubbish,
     run in, saltwater taffy, sandwich, scam, scamp, screw,
     sell gold bricks, shave, shortchange, skim, skim over,
     skim the surface, skimble-skamble, skimp, skip over, slant, slight,
     slubber over, slur, slur over, smuggle in, squeeze in,
     stack the cards, stick, sting, strain, stuff and nonsense,
     stultiloquence, sugar candy, sugarplum, swindle, taffy,
     take a dive, thimblerig, throw a fight, throw in, thrust in,
     titivate, toffee, torrone, touch upon, touch upon lightly, trash,
     trick out, trump up, trumpery, tutti-frutti, twaddle, twattle,
     twiddle-twaddle, twist, understate, vaporing, varnish, victimize,
     waffling, warp, wedge in, whitewash, work in, worm in
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  fudge
  
  
      1. vt. To perform in an incomplete but marginally acceptable way,
      particularly with respect to the writing of a program. ?I didn't feel like
      going through that pain and suffering, so I fudged it ? I'll fix it later.?
  
      2. n. The resulting code.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  fudge
  
     1. To perform in an incomplete but marginally acceptable way,
     particularly with respect to the writing of a program.  "I
     didn't feel like going through that pain and suffering, so I
     fudged it - I'll fix it later."
  
     2.  The resulting code.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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