verb (used with object), cudg·eled, cudg·el·ing, or (especially British) cudg·elled, cudg·el·ling.
Origin of cudgel
Examples from the Web for cudgelled
He was stabbed by the cook, cudgelled by the crew, brained by the mate, and shot by the captain.Jack in the Forecastle|John Sherburne Sleeper
The fond husband was in despair, and cudgelled his brains to think of some means of becoming reconciled to his wife.Frdrique; vol. 1|Charles Paul de Kock
I cudgelled my brains in vain to think where they had got their information.Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916|Karl Spindler
He had cudgelled his brain for days to find just the right subject.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Harper cudgelled his still dazed brain, and finding none, shook his head.The Black Moth|Georgette Heyer
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Word Origin for cudgel
Old English cycgel "club with rounded head;" perhaps from PIE root *geu- "to curve, bend."
"to beat with a cudgel," 1590s, from cudgel (n.). Related: Cudgeled; cudgeling.