Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 16, 2006
In Reply to: High dungeon posted by Dlb on March 16, 2006
: What is the meaning of the English phrase high dungeon. Ex. She was in a high dungeon over the events of last evening. I came across it in the new Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince"
It's actually "high dudgeon", not dungeon. This is from the on-line version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary (www.m-w.com):
"Etymology: origin unknown
: a fit or state of indignation -- often used in the phrase in high dudgeon"