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dude

[dood, dyood]
noun
1.
a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.
2.
Slang.
a.
a fellow; chap.
b.
(a general term of address used to a man, woman, or group).
3.
a person reared in a large city.
4.
Western U.S. an urban Easterner who vacations on a ranch.
interjection
5.
(an expression of shock, approval, sympathy, or other strong feeling): Dude! That's one expensive sandwich!
Verb phrases, past and past participle duded up, present participle duding up.
6.
dude up, Informal. to dress in one's fanciest, best, or most stylish clothes; dress up: He got all duded up to go to the dance.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; origin uncertain

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dude (duːd, djuːd)
 
n
1.  (Western US), (Canadian) a city dweller, esp one holidaying on a ranch
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a dandy
3.  (US), (Canadian) a person: often used to any male in direct address
 
[C19: of unknown origin]
 
'dudish
 
adj
 
'dudishly
 
adv

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dude
1883, "fastidious man," New York City slang of unknown origin. The vogue word of 1883, originally used in reference to the devotees of the "aesthetic" craze, later applied to city slickers, especially Easterners vacationing in the West (dude ranch first recorded 1921). Surfer slang application to any
male is first recorded c.1970.
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