—v.i. 1. to cheat or welsh (often fol. by on): to fudge on an exam; to fudge on one's campaign promises. 2. to avoid coming to grips with something: to fudge on an issue. 3. to exaggerate a cost, estimate, etc., in order to allow leeway for error.
—v.t. to avoid coming to grips with (a subject, issue, etc.); evade; dodge: to fudge a direct question.
—n. 1. a small stereotype or a few lines of specially prepared type, bearing a newspaper bulletin, for replacing a detachable part of a page plate without the need to replate the entire page.
2. the bulletin thus printed, often in color.
3. a machine or attachment for printing such a bulletin.