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- (US) to dress up, to wear smart or special clothes
2014, Penelope Williamson, The Outsider, page 168:
- No real hand would ever dude himself up in Wild West clothes, like chaps with silver conchas and fifty-dollar boots so skintight the man's feet were starting to curl like a ram's horns.
2015 October 8, Ben Brantley, “Review: ‘Fool for Love,’ a Kinship That Breaks Hearts and Knuckles”, in New York Times:
- He’s up against the wall, duded up like the Marlboro Man, his hips cocked and his hat tilted low.