a short clay tobacco pipe.

Origin of dudeen

1835–45; < Irish dúidín, equivalent to dúd pipe + -ín diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for dudeen

Historical Examples of dudeen

  • 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.

  • “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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for dudeen



a clay pipe with a short stem

Word Origin for dudeen

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