Definitions for: Dudgeon


[n] a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase"in high dudgeon")



Webster (1913) Definition: Dudg"eon, n.
1. The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were
made. --Gerarde (1597).

2. The haft of a dagger. --Shak.

3. A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger. --Hudibras.


Dudg"eon, n. [W. dygen anger, grudge.]
Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure.

I drink it to thee in dudgeon and hostility.

Sir T. Scott.


Dudg"eon, a.
Homely; rude; coarse. [Obs.]

By my troth, though I am plain and dudgeon, I would not
be an ass. --Beau. & Fl.

Synonyms: high dudgeon

See Also: indignation, outrage

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