fellow, dude, buster(noun)
an informal form of address for a man
"Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"
dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse(noun)
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
A term of address for a man.
An inexperienced cowboy.
A dandy, a man who is very concerned about his dress and appearance.
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.
a kind of dandy; especially, one characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations
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
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.]
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The numerical value of dude in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of dude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Dude, show up to work.
Sorry don't get it done, Dude.
Found me somebody I'm going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude.
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He knew more than the average dude, he used to read a bit. He never wanted me on the streets.
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Translations for dude
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- يا صديقArabic
- tio, paioCatalan, Valencian
- fætter, fyr, starutDanish
- Junge, Alter, KerlGerman
- compadre, tío, parce, tipo, flaco, güey, colega, mano, bato, maeSpanish
- heppu, hemmo, jätkä, heebo, tyyppiFinnish
- type, mec, garsFrench
- איש, חבובHebrew
- ախպեր, ապեր, ապեArmenian
- おす, やつJapanese
- maat, knul, vent, kerelDutch
- tipo, caraPortuguese
- паца́н, чува́к, друга́н, мужи́к, брата́н, ко́реш, кентRussian
- kille, jeppe, snubbeSwedish
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