humdudgeon

noun
hum·​dud·​geon | \ ¦həmˈdəjən \
variants: or humdurgeon \ -​dərjən \
plural -s

Definition of humdudgeon

1 Scottish : a loud complaint or noise the auld carline went … on top of her head, making such a humdudgeon— Hugh McCrae
2 Scottish : an imaginary illness or pain

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History and Etymology for humdudgeon

probably from hum entry 4 + dudgeon

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“Humdudgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humdudgeon. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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