dudish

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Etymology[edit]

dude +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

dudish (comparative more dudish, superlative most dudish)

  1. (dated) Like a dude or dandy; foppish; fastidious about personal appearance.
    • 1938, Charles A. Johnson, A Narrative History of Wise County, Virginia, page 165:
      He was a stiff-collar, high-headed fellow, of good intellect and had rather a dudish appearance. He went gentlemanly dressed in East Virginia style, wore a high-top silk hat, as had lawyer Park, and sported a gold headed walking cane.
    • 1950, Life (volume 28, number 4, 23 January 1950, page 45)
      Women go dudish with pique trim, starched or flowered bosoms

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