dudgeon

1
[ duhj-uhn ]
/ ˈdʌdʒ ən /

noun

a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon.

Origin of dudgeon

1
First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain

Definition for dudgeon (2 of 2)

dudgeon

2
[ duhj-uh n ]
/ ˈdʌdʒ ən /

noun Obsolete.

a kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers, etc.
a handle or hilt made of this wood.
a dagger having such a hilt.

Origin of dudgeon

2
1400–50; late Middle English; compare Anglo-French digeon
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British Dictionary definitions for dudgeon (1 of 2)

dudgeon

1
/ (ˈdʌdʒən) /

noun

anger or resentment (archaic, except in the phrase in high dudgeon)

Word Origin for dudgeon

C16: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for dudgeon (2 of 2)

dudgeon

2
/ (ˈdʌdʒən) /

noun

obsolete a wood used in making the handles of knives, daggers, etc
archaic a dagger, knife, etc, with a dudgeon hilt

Word Origin for dudgeon

C15: from Anglo-Norman digeon, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with dudgeon

dudgeon


see in high dudgeon.

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