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A sullen, angry, or indignant humor: "Slamming the door in Meg's face, Aunt March drove off in high dudgeon" (Louisa May Alcott).
1. Obsolete A kind of wood used in making knife handles.
a. A dagger with a hilt made of this wood.
b. The hilt of a dagger.
[Middle English dogeon, possibly from Anglo-Norman.]
anger or resentment (archaic, except in the phrase in high dudgeon)
[C16: of unknown origin]
1. (Forestry) obsolete a wood used in making the handles of knives, daggers, etc
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) archaic a dagger, knife, etc, with a dudgeon hilt
[C15: from Anglo-Norman digeon, of obscure origin]
a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain]
1. a kind of wood used esp. for the hilt of knives, daggers, etc.
2. a hilt made of this wood.
3. a dagger having such a hilt.
[1400–50; late Middle English; compare Anglo-French digeon]
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