Last modified on 5 November 2014, at 16:51
See also: dudë

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • dood (nonstandard)
  • dewd (nonstandard)
  • d00d (Internet slang)

EtymologyEdit

Of unknown origin. First attested in 1883[1][2] as a New York City slang term of contempt for a "fastidious man, fop".[3] 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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dude (plural dudes)

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  1. (slang) A man.
  2. (slang, used in the vocative) A term of address for a man.
    Relax, dude.
  3. (originally) An inexperienced cowboy.
  4. (slang) A tourist.
  5. (archaic) A dandy, a man who is very concerned about his dress and appearance.

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InterjectionEdit

  1. (slang) A term conveying excitement.
    Dude, I’m glad you finally called.

VerbEdit

dude (third-person singular simple present dudes, present participle duding, simple past and past participle duded)

  1. to address someone with the term of address dude

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ dude” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ dude” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  3. ^ dude” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

dude

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of dudar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of dudar

Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

dude

  1. did

SloveneEdit

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NounEdit

dúde f pl (genitive dúd, plurale tantum)

  1. bagpipes (musical instrument)

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dude

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of dudar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of dudar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of dudar.