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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dude ranch
▪ Days on a dude ranch - particularly after a night like that one - tend to be restful.
Dude, check out that car.
▪ Come on dude, play your card.
▪ But dude if I was to do speed man, it complete alienates me at a hundred percent.
▪ He is a dandy-looking dude too, with slick black ponytail and, always, a full-length mink coat.
▪ He was like this old dude.
▪ There were a few really dense dudes Big Steve had to beat three times.
▪ This is the point where the sensible dude gets out and walks the rest of the way.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dude \Dude\, n. A kind of dandy; especially, one characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations.

The social dude who affects English dress and English drawl.
--The American.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1883, "fastidious man," New York City slang of unknown origin; recent research suggests it is a shortening of Yankee Doodle, based on the song's notion of "foppish, over-fastidious male" (compare macaroni). The vogue word of 1883, originally used in reference to the devotees of the "aesthetic" craze, later applied to city slickers, especially Easterners vacationing in the West (as in dude ranch, first recorded 1921).\n\nNow, "tenderfoot" is not to be construed as the Western equivalent of that much evolved and more abused specimen of mankind, familiarly styled "dude." For even the Montana cowboy recognizes the latter. Not that he has ever seen the true prototype of a class that was erstwhile so numerous among us. But he is convinced that a person caught in the act of wearing a white linen collar, and who looks as though he might have recently shaved or washed his face, must be a dude, true and proper.

["Random Notes and Observations of a Trip through the Great Northwest," "The Medical Record," Oct. 20, 1883]

\nApplication to any male is recorded by 1966, U.S., originally in Black English.

interj. (context slang English) A term conveying excitement. n. 1 (context slang English) A man. 2 (context slang used in the vocative English) A term of address for a man. 3 (context originally English) An inexperienced cowboy. 4 (context slang English) A tourist. 5 (context archaic English) A dandy, a man who is very concerned about his dress and appearance. vb. to address someone with the term of address ''#Noun''


n. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance [syn: dandy, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]


Dude is an American English slang term for an individual. It typically applies to men, although the word can encompass either sex.

Dude is an old term, recognized by multiple generations although potentially with slightly different meanings. From the 1870s to the 1960s, dude primarily meant a person who dressed in an extremely fashionable manner (a dandy) or a citified person who was visiting a rural location but stuck out (a city slicker). In the 1960s, dude evolved to mean any male person, a meaning that slipped into mainstream American slang in the 1970s. Current slang retains at least some use of all three of these common meanings.

Dude (disambiguation)

Dude is an American slang term for an individual, typically male.

Dude or Dudes may also refer to:

Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

"Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was released as the second of four singles from the Permanent Vacation album in 1987. Bowing at #84 on 3 October 1987, the track reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 12 December 1987 - 2 January 1988, and #41 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, #4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and #45 on the UK Singles Chart in 1987. It was re-released in early 1990 and peaked at #20. The song was written by lead singer Steven Tyler, lead guitarist Joe Perry and professional songwriter Desmond Child.

Dude (musical)

Dude (The Highway Life) is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. It is an allegory about good and evil, the conflict between mankind's creative and destructive urges, the power of love, and the joy to be found in simple pleasures. Dude is an Everyman who loses his innocence and fights to regain it.

Dude (song)

"Dude" is the first single by Jamaican musician Beenie Man from his studio album Back to Basics. It features Ms. Thing and was produced and written by Dave Kelly. The song is enhanced by the use of a vocoder. The music video uses the remix of the song, which features Shawnna. The song is on the Fiesta riddim. The Fiesta Riddim backing track is also used on Akon's song Gunshot on his album Trouble.

Dude (film)

Dude is an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed and written by Olivia Milch. The film stars Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp, Awkwafina, and Alex Wolff. Principal photography began on November 30, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Usage examples of "dude".

Lee looked up and saw a strong middle-aged man in a black leather jacket, a beeper and a Buck knife and a cell on his belt line, with a younger white dude, also in a leather, had a cocky walk, coming toward him.

Karen said, looking right at Burdon, the dude Bureau man in his neat gray suit, pale blue shirt and necktie.

I can tell you that on the basis of the bare outline to be in charge of a huge geriatric medical center and be in on it from the ground-breaking ceremonies, and not have to get involved in fund raising, at least for many years to come these dudes really salivated, Finn.

Well, anyway, when Dave the Dude sees me as he is listening to Madame La Gimp, he motions me to wait, so I wait until she finally gets through gabbing to him and goes gimping away.

Ralph Ames, had told me when he was extolling the virtues of Ironwood Ranch, a posh drug and alcohol rehab establishment that had risen from the ashes of a failed dude ranch outside a small, god-forsaken town called Wickenburg in the wilds of central Arizona.

Maurice said it was too cold to be outside, the dude in his lilac do-rag and tailored black pea jacket, enough shoulders in the coat for White Boy Bob-White Boy wearing a wool shirt hanging out over his T-shirt-coming behind them up the ramp to the front door of the Kronk Recreation Center at McGraw and Junction, a two-story red-brick building that looked to Glenn like a public library no one used in a poor section of town.

Fielding Falcan and nattily dressed Dude Starg also felt as if they had been seized in the hands of a giant.

Angola ducked a white missile thrown by the roadie named Dude and ran toward me.

As the land grew hillier and rockier, she began to see frequent signs for dude ranches as well as glimpsing some of the local wildlife: quail, jackrabbits, and wild turkey.

Way he moved, he was like a man with a mission, nothing real unusual there, except the dude was in a tiny red Speedo and nothing else.

Furthermore, he is obliged to Dave the Dude, because Dave sells him good champagne when most guys are trying to hand him the old phonus bolonus, and naturally Rodney B.

Emerson will always be kindly remembered by one and all for his cooperation, and nobody will ever again try to hand him the phonus bolonus when he is buying champagne, even if he is not buying it off of Dave the Dude.

Well, as the story went, the dude brought in the boniest old swayback nag anyone could imagine.

Unfortunately, even though I am one handsome dude and desirable on the part of many girls throughout my school and life, my penis declines to become erect when they want to commit the sexual act, and will only be erect if they fellate me, and if they fellate me I wish to burn them with matches or my lighter very much and most women dislike this event and are unhappy when burned and thus are chicken to fellate me and only wish to commit the sexual act.

Lerner Center dude came over and led her away, and she slammed her hand down so hard on the Foosball table that the little goalie cracked and his head flew over by us, and someone said, Good one, Doreen.