Origin of dudgeon16th-c. (take) in dudgeon, also endugine, probably Anglo-French en digeon, with reference, refer 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 of dudgeonMiddle English dogeon from Anglo-French digeon
Origin of dudgeonOrigin 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 of dudgeonMiddle English dogeon possibly from Anglo-Norman
- (archaic) A dagger which has a dudgeon hilt.
Apparently from Anglo-Norman or Middle French, but the ultimate origin is obscure.
Origin uncertain; perhaps the same as Etymology 1, above, or perhaps from Welsh dygen (“anger, grudge”).