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dudgeon

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[ duhj-uhn ]
/ ˈdʌdʒ ən /
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noun
a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: He had every right to express his dudgeon.
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Idioms about dudgeon

    in high dudgeon, in a state of great resentment or anger: He stood up and left the room in high dudgeon.

Origin of dudgeon

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First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain

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Other definitions for dudgeon (2 of 2)

dudgeon2
[ duhj-uhn ]
/ 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

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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; related to Anglo-French digeon, digeoun, dogeon; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for dudgeon (1 of 2)

dudgeon1
/ (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)

dudgeon2
/ (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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Other Idioms and Phrases with dudgeon

dudgeon

see in high dudgeon.

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