dudgeon








noun

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

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.

noun

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

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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