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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Definitions for dudgeon
  1. a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon.

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Citations for dudgeon
We had only been married three weeks and she had already walked out in high dudgeon five or six times. I could never understand what I did to put her in high dudgeon, but whatever it was I always felt utterly to blame. Larry McMurtry, All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers, 1972
Carson bent, showing patches on the back of faded clothes, clawed the air at one side of him without turning his head, and spoke with injured tones of imperial dudgeon. Raymond Knister, White Narcissus, 1929
Origin of dudgeon
1565-1575
Dudgeon entered English in the 1560s and is of uncertain origin.
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