[ doo-deen ]

  1. a short clay tobacco pipe.

Origin of dudeen

1835–45; <Irish dúidín, equivalent to dúd pipe + -ín diminutive suffix

Words Nearby dudeen

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How to use dudeen in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for dudeen


/ (duːˈdiːn) /

  1. a clay pipe with a short stem

Origin of dudeen

C19: from Irish dúidín a little pipe, from dúd pipe

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