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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.
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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"
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[ˈfʌgɪ] ADJ (esp Brit) [air] → viciado, cargado; [room] → que huele a cerrado
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adj (+er) (esp Brit inf) → muffig, miefig (inf)
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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".
They're not regressing to childhood, their stomachs fluttering at the nostalgic prospect of soaking in the fuggy warmth of Bovril and linament.
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.
It's pretty fuggy. The Health Minister says tobacco taxes are going up another 70 percent.
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.
The 1.4-litre diesel version I tested fires up with all the subtlety of a canal boat coughing into life on a damp and fuggy autumn morning.
UNTIL Dublin introduced its public smoking ban the fair city had for me been a place of wonderful fuggy late night pubs.
You might want to sit outside, but the fuggy interior is surely more authentic.
At the fuggy Smithfield Bar and Restaurant, posters declared "Welcome to Smokeon-Trent" and ashtrays overflowed with butts.