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Definition of "dude" []

  • Informal An Easterner or city person who vacations on a ranch in the West. (noun)
  • Informal A man who is very fancy or sharp in dress and demeanor. (noun)
  • Slang A man; a fellow. (noun)
  • Slang Persons of either sex. (noun)
  • Slang To dress elaborately or flamboyantly: got all duded up for the show. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dude" in a sentence
  • "Back then, in the early 80s, the term "dude" was not yet a universal term for "pretty much any person in North America, male or female.""
  • "Saturday Night Live, in which the title dude fails every time to stop a bomb from going off using rubber bands, chewing gum, etc. Fine, funny."
  • "I may very well be wrong, but I think this dude is the guy who started it too ... reynwrap582"