Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fudge”

See all translations

fudge

noun uk   /fʌdʒ/ us  

fudge noun (SWEET)

[U] a soft sweet made from sugar, butter, and milk

fudge noun (AVOID)

[C usually singular] a plan or action that avoids making a clear decision or giving a clear answer: She suspects that this compromise deal will be nothing more than a fudge. It's a bit of a fudge but we could put the cost through on next year's budget.

fudge

verb [T] uk   /fʌdʒ/ us  
to avoid making a decision or giving a clear answer about something: The government continues to fudge the issue by refusing to give exact figures.
Translations of “fudge”
in Spanish dulce de azúcar…
in French fondant…
in German süßes Zuckerwerk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糖果, 奶油軟糖…
in Russian сливочная помадка…
in Turkish yumuşak şekerleme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糖果, 乳脂软糖…
in Polish kajmak, karmel…
(Definition of fudge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fudge?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fudge” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More