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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Word Origin and History for dudgeon

dudgeon


n.

1570s, duggin, of unknown origin. One suggestion is Italian aduggiare "to overshadow," giving it the same sense development as umbrage. No clear connection to earlier dudgeon (late 14c.), a kind of wood used for knife handles, which is perhaps from a French word.

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Idioms and Phrases with dudgeon

dudgeon


see in high dudgeon.

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