Origin: 16th-c. (take) inch(es) dudgeon, also endugine, probably Anglo-French en digeon, with reference to the hand on the dagger hilt: see dudgeon
- a wood, perhaps boxwood, used for dagger hilts
- a hilt of this wood or a dagger with such a hilt
Origin: Middle English dogeon ; from Anglo-French digeon
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Origin: Origin unknown.
- Obsolete A kind of wood used in making knife handles.
- Archaic a. A dagger with a hilt made of this wood.b. The hilt of a dagger.
Origin: Middle English dogeon, possibly from Anglo-Norman.