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Definitions and meaning of dude



Origin uncertain, though likely derived from doodle (fool, simpleton, mindless person), perhaps with reference to the fashionable “Yankee Doodle dandy” in the 18th-century lyrics of the song “Yankee Doodle”; the word is first attested in 1883 as a New York City slang term of contempt for a “fastidious man, fop”.

It has also been suggested that the word is derived from dudes (“old rags”; compare duds) and dudesman (scarecrow), or possibly related to dawdle; to German Low German Dudeldop, Dudendop (fool, dunce), from Middle Low German dudendop (cuckold; simpleton); or to Saterland Frisian Duddigegen (idiot). It has also been suggested the word derives from the Irish dúid.

The common claim that the term derives from (or is) a word for a camel's foreskin (or some other vulgar thing, like a hair on a cow, horse, donkey, or elephant's bottom) is false.


  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: d(y)o͞od, IPA(key): /d(j)uːd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /duːd/, [dʉːu̯d]
  • Rhymes: -uːd


dude (plural dudes)

  1. (chiefly US, colloquial) A man, generally a younger man.
  2. (colloquial, used in the vocative) A term of address for someone, typically a man, particularly when cautioning him or offering him advice.
  3. An inexperienced cowboy.
  4. (slang) A tourist.
  5. (archaic) A man who is very concerned about his dress and appearance; a dandy, a fop.

Alternative forms

  • dood (nonstandard)
  • dewd (nonstandard)
  • d00d (Internet slang)


  • (man): bloke (British, Australia, New Zealand slang (mainly in Southland)), chap (dated British), cove (dated British), guy
  • (term of address for a man): mate (British, Australia)
  • (man concerned about his appearance): dandy, fop, masher
  • See also Thesaurus:man

Derived terms

  • dude-bro
  • dude ranch
  • duded up
  • dudine (obsolete), dudess (obsolete), dudette




  1. (slang) A term of address, usually for a man, conveying awe, excitement, surprise, etc.


dude (third-person singular simple present dudes, present participle dudeing or duding, simple past and past participle duded)

  1. To address someone as dude.
  2. To take a vacation in a dude ranch.
  3. (US) Usually followed by up: to dress up, to wear smart or special clothes.
    • 1994, Sydell I. Voeller, chapter 8, in Her Sister's Keeper, New York, N.Y.: Avalon Press, ISBN 978-0-8034-9063-5; republished Amherst Junction, Wis.: Hard Shell Word Factory, February 2002, ISBN 978-0-7599-0223-7, page 81:
      "Speaking of being duded out …" He shrugged, then handed her the bag. "Here. This is for you." / She reached inside and gasped as she pulled out a white suede western style hat. A glittering gold braid encircled the brim. / "Oh, Zack! It's beautiful. Thank you."


Further reading

  • dude on Wikipedia.Wikipedia




  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of dudar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of dudar

Middle English



  1. did



  • IPA(key): [ˈdude]


dude f

  1. indefinite plural of dudă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of dudă



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  • IPA(key): /dùːdɛ/, /dúːdɛ/


dūde f pl

  1. bagpipes (musical instrument)


Further reading

  • dude”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU[2], portal Fran



  • IPA(key): /ˈdude/, [ˈd̪u.ð̞e]



  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of dudar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of dudar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of dudar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a fop, a dandy.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)