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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Definitions for dudgeon

  1. A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor -- often used in the phrase "in high dudgeon."

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Citations for dudgeon
Higgins was so frustrated by such a basic error that he stormed out of the arena for the mid-session interval in high dudgeon. Phil Yates, Times (London)
This woman is forever in a state of spiritual high dudgeon, and a list of her dislikes is as long as the Omaha phone book. Jim Harrison, The Road Home
Origin of dudgeon
The origin of dudgeon is unknown.