Dudgeon



[duhj-uh n] /ˈdʌdʒ ən/

noun
1.
a feeling of offense or resentment; anger:
We left in high dudgeon.
[duhj-uh n] /ˈdʌdʒ ən/
noun, Obsolete.
1.
a kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers, etc.
2.
a handle or hilt made of this wood.
3.
a dagger having such a hilt.
/ˈdʌdʒən/
noun
1.
anger or resentment (archaic, except in the phrase in high dudgeon)
/ˈdʌdʒən/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a wood used in making the handles of knives, daggers, etc
2.
(archaic) a dagger, knife, etc, with a dudgeon hilt
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.
see: in high dudgeon

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