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A heavy, stale atmosphere, especially the musty air of an overcrowded or poorly ventilated room: "In spite of the open windows the stench had become a reeking fug" (Colleen McCullough).

[Perhaps alteration of fogo, stench.]

fug·gy adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fuggy - (British informal) poorly ventilated
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
unventilated - not ventilated; "stuffy unventilated rooms"


[ˈfʌgɪ] ADJ (esp Brit) [air] → viciado, cargado; [room] → que huele a cerrado


adj (+er) (esp Brit inf) → muffig, miefig (inf)
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We learn, too, when and where the old life ended: in 1961, at the British Embassy in West Germany, "a sprawling industrial eyesore on the dual carriageway between Bonn and Bad Godesberg," filled with "the fuggy Rhineland air.
In the damp fuggy warm with a bunch of other people who might or might not have the sort of hand hygiene that leads to the transmission of the common cold virus.
That's the stuff that, to the eater, is delicious - but anyone within a half-mile radius gets covered in a fuggy warm blanket of stink that settles on their clothes and sets up home in their nostrils to such an extent it's almost as if there's calorie content in the density of the whiff.
They're not regressing to childhood, their stomachs fluttering at the nostalgic prospect of soaking in the fuggy warmth of Bovril and linament.
One hand caressed the dimples on his pint pot, the other punched the fuggy air to emphasise points.
In his blog, Evans told readers he wanted to "achieve more, without the highs and lows of the gay days and fuggy haze of booze".
He snorted sex in the wind (sex lay like a blanket of fuggy low cloud over this Cyprus) but himself had to dine on air--because his wife, a gorgeous, savvy, elegant and black Emilia (Sheri Hagen, who, in this adaptation, was a tacit presence on stage for much of the action and survived at the end), was clearly screwing Michael Cassio, and making no effort to conceal it from her husband.
It eradicates the dying embers of fuggy meeting rooms, stale offices and smoke-imbued clothes.
As a pub and restaurant lover but a non-smoker, I have always hated breathing in a fuggy atmosphere.
What a parade of gowns and caps, parental pride, certificates and honours, was unleashed in the fuggy atmosphere of the old cafe.
I open the door and stand poised between the fuggy warmth of one world and the icy coldness of another.