Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Word of the Year is...

dudeen

[doo-deen] /duˈdin/
noun
1.
a short clay tobacco pipe.
Origin of dudeen
1835-1845
1835-45; < Irish dúidín, equivalent to dúd pipe + -ín diminutive suffix
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for dudeen
Historical Examples
  • “Indeed,” replied the Colonel, filling a pipe—Bill invariably smoked a dudeen at the head of the regiment.

    London in the Sixties One of the Old Brigade
  • A meerschaum or a wooden pipe is then allowable, but never a clay or a dudeen.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • Mike had his dark-looking “dudeen,” and Jake his pipe of corn “cob” and cane-joint shank.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • He usually had in his mouth a short dudeen; but in an evil moment he put the dudeen, lighted, in the pocket among the powder.

  • Phelim O'Rourke smokes his dudeen on a bench by the door, and invites the passer-by to enter and examine the trophies.

    Penelope's Irish Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Father Mackworth begun on the young man; he was going out to his dudeen as peaceful as an honest young gentleman should.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for dudeen

dudeen

/duːˈdiːn/
noun
1.
a clay pipe with a short stem
Word Origin
C19: from Irish dúidín a little pipe, from dúd pipe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dudeen

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dudeen

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dudeen