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[doo-deen] /duˈdin/
a short clay tobacco pipe.
Origin of dudeen
1835-45; < Irish dúidín, equivalent to dúd pipe + -ín diminutive suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for dudeen
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  • “Indeed,” replied the Colonel, filling a pipe—Bill invariably smoked a dudeen at the head of the regiment.

    London in the Sixties One of the Old Brigade
  • A meerschaum or a wooden pipe is then allowable, but never a clay or a dudeen.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • Mike had his dark-looking “dudeen,” and Jake his pipe of corn “cob” and cane-joint shank.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • He usually had in his mouth a short dudeen; but in an evil moment he put the dudeen, lighted, in the pocket among the powder.

  • Phelim O'Rourke smokes his dudeen on a bench by the door, and invites the passer-by to enter and examine the trophies.

    Penelope's Irish Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Father Mackworth begun on the young man; he was going out to his dudeen as peaceful as an honest young gentleman should.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for dudeen


a clay pipe with a short stem
Word Origin
C19: from Irish dúidín a little pipe, from dúd pipe
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