(Fud"dle) v. t. [imp. & p. p., Fuddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fuddling ] [Perh. formed as a kind of
dim. of full. Cf. Fuzzle.] To make foolish by drink; to cause to become intoxicated. [Colloq.]
I am too fuddled to take care to observe your orders.Steele.
(Fud"dle), v. i. To drink to excess. [Colloq.]
(Fud"dler) n. A drunkard. [Colloq.] Baxter.
(Fudge) n. [Cf. Prov. F. fuche, feuche, an interj. of contempt.] A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug;
often an exclamation of contempt.
(Fudge), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fudged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fudging.]
1. To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate; as, he never did the experiment, and merely fudged the
Fudged up into such a smirkish liveliness.N. Fairfax.
2. To foist; to interpolate.
That last "suppose" is fudged in.Foote.
(Fudge" wheel") (Shoemaking) A tool for ornamenting the edge of a sole.
(Fu*e"gi*an) a. Of or pertaining to Terra del Fuego. n. A native of Terra del Fuego.
(Fu"el) n. [OF. fouail, fuail, or fouaille, fuaille, LL. focalium, focale, fr. L. focus hearth, fireplace,
in LL., fire. See Focus.] [Formerly written also fewel.]
1. Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires,
as wood, coal, peat, etc.
2. Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement.
Artificial fuel, fuel consisting of small particles, as coal dust, sawdust, etc., consolidated into lumps or
(Fu"el), v. t.
1. To feed with fuel. [Obs.]
Never, alas I the dreadful name,Cowley.
That fuels the infernal flame.
2. To store or furnish with fuel or firing. [Obs.]
Well watered and well fueled.Sir H. Wotton.