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fug

PRONUNCIATION:
(fug)

MEANING:
noun: Stale, humid, and stuffy atmosphere, as in a crowded, poorly ventilated room.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin, perhaps from fogo (stench).

USAGE:
"[The butterfly stroke] may have a fug of raw, sweating masculinity about it, but it's also the most irritating of all strokes."
Barney Ronay; Vladimir Putin's Tough-guy Swimming Technique; The Guardian (London, UK); Aug 6, 2009.

See more usage examples of fug in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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