Of unknown origin. First attested in 1883 as a New York City slang term of contempt for a "fastidious man, fop". Possibly related to dawdle, to German Low German Dudeldop, Dudendop (“fool, dunce”), from Middle Low German dudendop (“cuckold”, “simpleton”), or to Saterland Frisian Duddigegen (“idiot”).
- (US) enPR: do͞od, IPA: /duːd/, X-SAMPA: /du:d/
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- (Can we verify this pronunciation?) (UK) IPA: /djuːd/, /dʒuːd/
- Rhymes: -uːd
dude (plural dudes)
- (slang) A man.
- (slang, used in the vocative) A term of address for a man.
- Relax, dude.
- (originally) An inexperienced cowboy.
- (slang) A tourist.
- (archaic) A dandy, a man who is very concerned about his dress and appearance.
- (man) bloke (British, Australia, New Zealand slang (mainly in Southland)), chap (dated British), cove (dated British), guy
- (term of address for a man) mate (British, Australia)
- (dandy) dandy, fop, masher
- See also Wikisaurus:man
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- ^ “dude” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- ^ “dude” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.
- ^ “dude” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- first-person singular present subjunctive of dudar
- third-person singular present subjunctive of dudar
dude f pl
- bagpipes (musical instrument)
This Slovene entry was created from the translations listed at bagpipes. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see dude in the Slovene Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) May 2008
- IPA: [ˈd̪u.d̪e̞], [d̪uˈd̪äɾ]
dude (infinitive dudar)