Dudley

biographical name (1)
Dud·​ley | \ ˈdəd-lē \

Definition of Dudley

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Robert 1532(or 1533)–1588 1st Earl of Leicester English courtier

Dudley

biographical name (2)

Definition of Dudley (Entry 2 of 3)

Thomas 1576–1653 English colonial administrator in America

Dudley

geographical name
Dud·​ley | \ ˈdəd-lē \

Definition of Dudley (Entry 3 of 3)

town in West Midlands, west central England, west-northwest of Birmingham population 312,550

Learn More about Dudley

Dictionary Entries near Dudley

dudgeon

dudine

dudism

Dudley

dudleyite

due

due corde

Statistics for Dudley

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on Dudley

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Dudley

Comments on Dudley

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a complex dispute or argument

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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