a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.
a fellow; chap.
(a general term of address used to a man, woman, or group).
a person reared in a large city.
Western U.S. an urban Easterner who vacations on a ranch.
Slang (an expression of shock, approval, sympathy, or other strong feeling): Dude! That's one expensive sandwich!
dude up, Slang. to dress in one's fanciest, best, or most stylish clothes; dress up: He got all duded up to go to the dance.
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How to use dude in a sentence
Still, it’s incredibly revealing that the second spinoff attempt, “Wayward Sisters,” was centered entirely around a group of female demon hunters, rather than being another recycled dude fest.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom | Aja Romano | November 20, 2020 | Vox
Oceanside mayor-elect Esther Sanchez won by a hefty margin against a lot of dudes on the ballot, and Encinitas incumbent Catherine Blakespear bested Julie Thunder.
He’s the dude, the boss, the man, and he helped to negotiate the 2015 deal with Lungu.
Because just think about it when you young and you playing ball on a playground and whatever, there’s some guys that want to play one or two games and there’s some dudes who want to play all day.
There’s some dudes that want to go work out, there’s some dudes that want to rest.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But of course dude's had his ups and downs—it's been 15 years.D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For | James Joiner | December 16, 2014 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
They should put dude down in the hood and let him get what he deserves.
Just afterwards, I had my chin with the real-estate dude, and I tell you it made me pretty blue.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
The general plan of the structure was the same as that of many cabins being built in public parks and dude ranches.
Ten years from now, thar won't be a cow hand ner a gun outside a dude ranch er a rodeo.
Old Jeff referred to him as a dude, but the comment applied to mannerisms rather than clothes.
Thus a man who is noted for his dress is a "swell," a "dude," or a "sport."As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for dude
Western US and Canadian a city dweller, esp one holidaying on a ranch
mainly US and Canadian a dandy
US and Canadian a person: often used to any male in direct address
- dudish, adjective
- dudishly, adverb
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