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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Perhaps from fadge 'to fit, change' (16-19 centuries)

fudge

2 verb
     
fudge2
1 [intransitive and transitive] to avoid giving exact details or a clear answer about something:
He tried to fudge the issue by saying that he did not want to specify periods.
2 [transitive] to change important figures or facts to deceive people:
Sibley has been fudging his data for years now.

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