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dude

noun \ ˈdüd also ˈdyüd \

Definition of dude

1 :a man extremely fastidious in dress and manner :dandy
2 :a city dweller unfamiliar with life on the range (see 1range 3b); especially :an Easterner in the West
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.

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Origin and Etymology of dude

origin unknown

dude Synonyms


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dude

verb

Definition of dude

duded; duding
transitive verb
:dress up usually used with up
  • got duded up for the dance

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Origin and Etymology of dude

noun derivative of 1dude


DUDE Defined for English Language Learners

dude

noun

Definition of dude for English Language Learners

  • : a man


DUDE Defined for Kids

dude

noun \ ˈdüd , ˈdyüd \

Definition of dude for Students

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


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