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1dude

noun \ˈdüd also ˈdyüd\

: a man

Full Definition of DUDE

1
:  a man extremely fastidious in dress and manner :  dandy
2
:  a city dweller unfamiliar with life on the range; especially :  an Easterner in the West
3
:  fellow, guy —sometimes used informally as a term of address <hey, dude, what's up>
dud·ish \ˈd(y)üd-ish\ adjective
dud·ish·ly adverb

Examples of DUDE

  1. <a dude given to sporting expensive suits and flashy jewelry>
  2. <OK, dude, whatever you say.>

Origin of DUDE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1883

2dude

verb
dud·eddud·ing

Definition of DUDE

transitive verb
:  dress up —usually used with up

First Known Use of DUDE

1899
DUDISHLY Defined for Kids

dude

noun \ˈdüd, ˈdyüd\

Definition of DUDE for Kids

1
:  a person from the eastern United States in the West
2
:  1man 1, guy

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