dudgeon 1570s, duggin, of unknown origin. One suggestion is It. aduggiare "to overshadow," giving it the same sense development as UMBRAGE (Cf. umbrage). No clear connection to earlier dudgeon (late 14c.), a kind of wood used for knife handles, which is perhaps from a French word.

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