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dude / doōd/ inf. • n. a man; a guy: if some dude smacked me, I'd smack him back. ∎  a stylish, fastidious man: cool dudes. ∎  a city-dweller, esp. one vacationing on a ranch in the western U.S.• v. [intr.] (dude up) dress up elaborately: [as adj.] (duded) my brother was all duded up in silver and burgundy. DERIVATIVES: dud·ish adj.

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dude fastidious or exquisite ‘swell’, XIX. orig. U.S. sl; prob. — G. dial dude fool.