dude

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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). More likely derived from "Yankee Doodle",[4] or dudes (old rags, cf duds), and dudesman a scarecrow.[5]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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Translations[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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).
  4. ^ 2013 August 4, Popik and Cohen, “Comments on Etymology”, number October-November: 
  5. ^ 1994 August 4, Hill, Richard, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Dude—A History”, American Speech, number 69, page 321–27:  cited in 2004 August 4, Scott F. Kiesling, “Dude”, American Speech, number 3: 

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

dude

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

Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

dude

  1. did

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dúde f pl ‎(genitive dúd, plurale tantum)

  1. bagpipes (musical instrument)

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.