Democrats have only the dude who played “Cooter” on The Dukes of Hazard to crow about.
Sarah Palin will be with us for a while, the "first dude" proudly at her side.
“You can just seem them rolling up, smoke puffing out the window, and saying, ‘dude, this is for medicinal use,’” Colburn said.
So if you think about it dude, I'm 0-for-3 in marriage, but like in baseball, the scoreboard doesn't lie.
But Mrs. Crane insists that she has pledged her heart to one dude and one dude only.
Thus a man who is noted for his dress is a "swell," a "dude," or a "sport."
I heard her kind of taking on before the dude hushed her up.
But such terms are merely relative; every fairly dressed man is a dude to somebody.
Sylvane found, to his surprise, that the "dude" learnt quickly.
In business, a broker isn't considered a dude because he declines to be his own office-boy.
1883, "fastidious man," New York City slang of unknown origin. The vogue word of 1883, originally used in reference to the devotees of the "aesthetic" craze, later applied to city slickers, especially Easterners vacationing in the West (e.g. dude ranch, first recorded 1921).
Now, "tenderfoot" is not to be construed as the Western equivalent of that much evolved and more abused specimen of mankind, familiarly styled "dude." For even the Montana cowboy recognizes the latter. Not that he has ever seen the true prototype of a class that was erstwhile so numerous among us. But he is convinced that a person caught in the act of wearing a white linen collar, and who looks as though he might have recently shaved or washed his face, must be a dude, true and proper. ["Random Notes and Observations of a Trip through the Great Northwest," "The Medical Record," Oct. 20, 1883]Application to any male is recorded by 1966, U.S., originally in Black English.
[origin unknown; perhaps an invented word]