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  • a feeling of anger or resentment
  • (obsolete) a kind of wood used in the handles of knives
  • (obsolete) a hilt made of this wood
  • (obsolete) a dagger which has a dudgeon hilt
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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