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dudgeon (noun) – 1. A sullen, angry, or indignant humour.
2. (Obsolete) A kind of wood used in making knife handles.
3. (Archaic) (a) A dagger with a hilt made of this wood.
(b) The hilt of a dagger.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 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 14th century), a kind of wood used for knife handles, which is perhaps from a French word.

 


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