Recently I heard one character referring to another as being “in high dudgeon” and just had to know what that meant!
Being “in high dudgeon” means harboring a feeling of resentment, or anger. Used in a sentence you might hear someone remark, “He left in high dudgeon.” The word has been around since 1565, but its origins are uncertain. Two synonyms for dudgeon are: indignation or pique.
Coincidentally, one of the stars of the series is named Neil Dudgeon! Mr. Dudgeon was born in January 1961 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for: Son of Rambow (2007), Midsomer Murders (1997) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).