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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dudedud, dyud(n.)

  1. a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.

  2. Slang. a fellow.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  3. a person reared in a large city.

  4. Western U.S. an urban Easterner who vacations on a ranch.

    Category: Dialect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fellow, dude, buster(noun)

    an informal form of address for a man

    "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"

  2. dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse(noun)

    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dude(noun)dud, dyud

    a man

    This dude was laughing at me.

  2. dudedud, dyud

    used to address a man

    Hey dude, what's up!


  1. dude(Noun)

    A man.

  2. dude(Noun)

    A term of address for a man.

    Relax, dude.

  3. dude(Noun)

    An inexperienced cowboy.

  4. dude(Noun)

    A tourist.

  5. dude(Noun)

    A dandy, a man who is very concerned about his dress and appearance.

  6. Origin: 1883, New York slang for "fastidious man, fop", originally a term of contempt. Probably from a shortening of dudendop, dudenkop, dudeldop, related to dudkop, duddekop, Dude, dudden. See dawdle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dude(noun)

    a kind of dandy; especially, one characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations


  1. Dude

    Dude is an American English slang term for an individual. It typically applies to males, although the word can encompass all genders. Dude is an old term, recognized by multiple generations although potentially with slightly different meanings. From the 1870s to the 1960s, dude primarily meant a person who dressed in an extremely fashion-forward manner or a citified person who was visiting a rural location but stuck out. In the 1960s, dude evolved to mean companion, a meaning that slipped into mainstream American slang in the 1970s. Current slang retains at least some use of all three of these common meanings.

Translations for DUDE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bagpipes(noun plural)

a wind instrument consisting of a bag fitted with pipes, played in Scotland etc

He wants to learn to play the bagpipes.

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