dude up

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dude up

  1. (US, transitive) To dress up; to dress in 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[1]:
      He’s up against the wall, duded up like the Marlboro Man, his hips cocked and his hat tilted low.