What does Dude mean?

Definitions for Dudedud, dyud

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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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dude

    dūd, n. (slang) a fop or dandy, esp. remarkable for the exquisite make and quality of his clothes.—adj. Dū′dish.—n. Dū′dism. [Hardly from dud.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dude in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Wayne:

    Sorry don't get it done, Dude.

  2. Dick Gregory:

    I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

  3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

    Grace Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads--they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

  4. Corey Crum:

    A dude left grabbing his leg, and somebody else was grabbing their side, and people were lying around crying and hollering. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen before in my life.

  5. Rob Bliss:

    The one dude who turns around and says,' Nice,' is white, but the guys who do the most egregious things -- like the one who harangues her,' Somebody's acknowledging you for being beautiful ! You should say thank you more,' or the one who follows her down the street too closely for five whole minutes -- are not.

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