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nounmass nounNorthern Irish
Bread made with potatoes, flour, and butter formed into scones.‘fadge is an indispensable part of the Ulster fry’
- ‘Add some fadge to your bacon and you have the famous ‘Ulster fry’, common throughout the North.’
- ‘He'd had fadge for breakfast and lunch.’
- ‘Fadge dough is prepared with mashed boiled potatoes and a little white flour and baked in farls on a pan or griddle.’
- ‘You just can't beat two farls of fadge fried with an egg.’
- ‘He was hoping that Rory had smuggled in some soda and fadge to help celebrate further.’
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
An unpressed pack of wool containing less than a bale.‘they drove to a second buyer and sold two fadges of wool’
- ‘Police are investigating whether the two fadges of wool in the wrecked car were stolen.’
- ‘Stunned staff at the fuel stop heard a loud crash and saw the cab on its side, although the trailer, loaded with about 100 fadges of wool stayed upright.’
- ‘We manage to load three big fadges of wool onto the back of Bob's double cab.’
- ‘What has more value in the marketplace — a fadge of wool or a sugar sack of possum fur?’
- ‘We held our opening wool sale of the season today, and offered an attractive catalogue of 333 bales and 122 fadges to a fair attendance of buyers.’
Late 16th century (originally English dialect): of unknown origin.
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