in high dudgeon

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in high dudgeon

formal
: feeling and usually showing that one is angry or offended
  • She walked out of the meeting in high dudgeon.

Word by Word Definitions

high play
  1. : rising or extending upward a great distance : taller than average, usual, or expected

  2. : having a specified height or elevation : tall

  3. : situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. : at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

  2. : well, luxuriously

  1. : an elevated place or region: such as

  2. : hill, knoll

  3. : the space overhead : sky

dudgeon play
  1. : a wood used especially for dagger hilts

  2. : a dagger with a handle of dudgeon

  3. : a haft made of dudgeon

  1. : a fit or state of indignation


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up in high dudgeon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!