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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FOODGE, v., n. Also fouge. Sc. forms and usages of Eng. fudge, to fake, “cook.” [fu:dʒ]

I. v. In marbles: to take an unfair advantage by moving the hand nearer to the mark when projecting the marble (Rxb. 1825 Jam.; 1923 Watson W.-B.). Hence fouger, one who does this (Ib.).

II. n. The act of playing in this way (Ib.). Adj. ‡fougy, cheating (Bwk. 1942 Wettstein).

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