Friday, May 8, 2009
dudgeon \ˈdə-jən\ noun: 1. obsolete a wood used especially for dagger hilts, 2 a. archaic a dagger with a handle of dudgeon, b. obsolete a haft made of dudgeon, 3. a fit or state of indignation (often used in the phrase in high dudgeon)
Etymology: Middle English dogeon, from Anglo-French digeon, dogeon
(Origin for dudgeon in sense 3 is unknown)
Try not to think of dungeon as you read the word dudgeon.