dudette

Main Entry:  dudette
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the female version of a dude, a cool girl
Usage:  slang
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dudette
by 1991, from dude in the surfer/teen slang sense + fem. ending -ette. Earlier (in the Old West sense) were dudine (1883), dudess (1885).
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