- a fellow; chap.
- (a general term of address used to a man, woman, or group).
Verb Phrases past and past participle dud·ed up, present participle dud·ing up.
- ductus arteriosis,
- ductus venosus,
- dude ranch,
Origin of dude
Examples from the Web for dude
The biggest misfire here, though, was the notion that anyone would believe that this dude looked at all like Prince Harry.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For his part though, the dude with the inner grandma is pretty much just looking ahead.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer|Oliver Jones|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not only, in the rarest of cases, where there a female lead in a blockbuster action movie, but the damsel in distress was a dude.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The NSFW video shows Silverman solving the gender pay gap by “becoming a dude” and getting a sex change.Sarah Silverman’s History of Pro-Woman, Liberal, and Vagina-Related Activism|Asawin Suebsaeng|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Mrs. Crane insists that she has pledged her heart to one dude and one dude only.Naked Ben Franklin Christens the Campy Return of ‘Sleepy Hollow’|Amy Zimmerman|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vanished was the "dude," and in his place stood a typical cowpuncher in shaps and flannel shirt and knotted handkerchief.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
"Not 'less it's that there dude suit of clothes," said Atwell, with some acidity.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
The hounds had left a bear in the second canyon east of Dude.Tales of lonely trails|Zane Grey
If you listen, maybe you'll hear something making a noise like a dude ranch, Pink.The Dude Wrangler|Caroline Lockhart
I don't know but that they have a code quite as reasonable as the high-classed youth who patterns after the dude.
Word Origin for dude
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.