[doo-dish, dyoo-]


resembling or characteristic of a dude, as in manner or appearance.

Origin of dudish

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; dude + -ish1
Related formsdud·ish·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for dudish

Historical Examples of dudish

  • “I think you did it on purpose,” grumbled the dudish student.

    The Rover Boys Down East

    Arthur M. Winfield

  • Oh, the weak and dudish creature that can't see over its collar!

    Acres of Diamonds

    Russell H. Conwell

  • No other boy of their acquaintance was so dudish or comic in dress and manner.

    The Girls of Central High

    Gertrude W. Morrison

  • For Chauncey was no fool, even if he was dudish and aristocratic.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair

  • By this time everybody in the car was staring at the Jew and the dudish fellow beside whom Solomon had taken a seat.