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cudgel

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noun cud·gel \ˈkə-jəl\

Simple Definition of cudgel

  • : a short heavy club

Full Definition of cudgel

  1. :  a short heavy club

Examples of cudgel

  1. <a farmer armed with a cudgel drove us off his land>



Origin of cudgel

Middle English kuggel, from Old English cycgel; perhaps akin to Middle High German kugele ball


First Known Use: before 12th century

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cudgel

verb cud·gel

Simple Definition of cudgel

  • : to hit (someone or something) with a club

Full Definition of cudgel

cudgeled or cudgelledcudgel·ing or cudgel·ling \ˈkəj-liŋ, ˈkə-jə-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to beat with or as if with a cudgel

cudgel one's brains
  1. :  to think hard (as for a solution to a problem)

1596

First Known Use of cudgel

1596

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