Fogust
n. The month of August, particularly in an area that gets lots of fog at that time of year. Also: Fog-ust.

Example Citations:
In the autumn, I increasingly find myself in the desert area of our yard at dusk. Here cactus, yucca, and succulents make their stand, buffeted each year by liquid "Fogust" sunshine and the howling winds of winter.
—Tom Leskiw, "The Thinning Veil," Econews, November 2007

This month of rain, mist, humidity and fog is so miserable that one Maine lobsterman has coined the term "Fogust."
—"'Fogust' v. the maples," Bangor Daily News, August 13, 2008

Earliest Citation:
The best sailing weather in the southern end of the Inside Passage (good sailing breeze, temperatures in the 50s to low 70s) occurs in May, June, September and October. July and August are generally in the 70s, dry, with little wind. August, nicknamed "Fogust," is the foggiest month.
—Barbara Marrett , "The Inside Passage north," Cruising World, June 1, 1994

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