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A dudeen.


Anglicisation of Irish word dúidín.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /duːˈdiːn/
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  • Rhymes: -iːn


dudeen (plural dudeens)

  1. A short-stemmed Irish pipe made out of clay.
    • 1900, Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World, page 21:
      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.
    • 1916, Robert William Service, "The Black Dudeen", Rhymes of a Red Cross Man, page 136:
      And I marches him back with me all serene,
      With, tucked in me gub, me old dudeen.
    • 2008, Andrea Scholer, When Gaelic Spirits Awake, page 80:
      From it he pinched a smidgen of snuff and packed the tobacco into his dudeen, a terrible habit for a young man to possess.



  • W. & R. Chambers, Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (2001), page 467.
  • William Hone (1835) The Every-day Book and Table Book, T. Tegg, page 771
  • Matthew Hilton (2000) Smoking in British Popular Culture 1800-2000: Perfect Pleasures, Manchester University Press, →ISBN, pages 48–49