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dude

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noun \ˈdüd also ˈdyüd\

Definition of dude

  1. 1 :  a man extremely fastidious in dress and manner :  dandy

  2. 2 :  a city dweller unfamiliar with life on the range (see 1range 3b); especially :  an Easterner in the West

  3. 3 :  fellow, guy The other girls in the program never go out, so I always find myself out with dudes from my program. — Cosmopolitan —sometimes used informally as a term of address Hey, dude, what's up?

dudish

play \ˈd(y)üd-ish\ adjective

dudishly

adverb

Examples of dude in a Sentence

  1. a dude given to sporting expensive suits and flashy jewelry

  2. OK, dude, whatever you say.

Origin and Etymology of dude

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1877


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dude

verb

Definition of dude

duded

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duding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  dress up —usually used with up got duded up for the dance

Origin and Etymology of dude

noun derivative of 1dude


First Known Use: 1899


DUDE Defined for English Language Learners

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dude

play
noun \ˈdüd also ˈdyüd\

Definition of dude for English Language Learners

  • : a man


DUDE Defined for Kids

dude

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noun \ˈdüd, ˈdyüd\

Definition of dude for Students

  1. 1 :  a person from the eastern United States in the West

  2. 2 :  1man 1, guy



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