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dude

 (do͞od, dyo͞od)
n.
1. Informal An Easterner or city person who vacations on a ranch in the West.
2. Informal A man who is very fancy or sharp in dress and demeanor.
3. Slang
a. A man; a fellow.
b. A person of either sex.
tr.v. dud·ed, dud·ing, dudes Slang
To dress elaborately or flamboyantly: got all duded up for the show.
interj. Slang
Used to express approval, satisfaction, or congratulations.

[Respelling of late 19th-century American slang dood, fop, dandy, probably from shortening of Yankee Doodle, a bumpkin who sticks a feather in his cap in imitation of fashionable macaronies in the American popular song "Yankee Doodle" : Yankee + doodle, fool; see doodlebug.]

dude

(duːd; djuːd)
n
1. Western US and Canadian a city dweller, esp one holidaying on a ranch
2. chiefly US and Canadian a dandy
3. US and Canadian a person: often used to any male in direct address
[C19: of unknown origin]
ˈdudish adj
ˈdudishly adv

dude

(dud, dyud)

n.
1. a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.
2. Slang. a fellow.
3. a person reared in a large city.
4. Western U.S. an urban Easterner who vacations on a ranch.
[1875–80]
dud′ish, adj.
dud′ish•ly, adv.

dude

, dude ranch - A dude is a city-dweller, especially one vacationing on a ranch—hence, dude ranch.
See also related terms for ranch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dude - an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.dude - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearancedude - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
coxcomb, cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
Translations
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dude

[djuːd] (US)
A. N (= guy) → tío m, tipo m; (= dandy) → petimetre m
B. CPD dude ranch Nrancho m para turistas
DUDE RANCH
Se llama dude ranch a un rancho del oeste de Estados Unidos que se abre a los turistas para ofrecerles el sabor de la vida del oeste al aire libre. Puede ser un rancho que funciona como tal en la realidad o uno que recrea la atmósfera tradicional de los vaqueros. Los turistas pueden montar a caballo, ayudar en las tareas del rancho o probar la comida hecha en el carromato (chuck-wagon) alrededor de la hoguera. Dude es una palabra que pertenece al argot americano, usada para referirse a una persona de ciudad muy bien vestida o a alguien del este.

dude

[ˈdjuːd ˈduːd] (US) n (= man) → mec m

dude

n (US)
(inf: = man) → Kerl m (inf); yo dude! (sl: = hi) → hi Alter! (inf), → hey Dicker! (inf)
(dated: = dandy) → Dandy m
(dated: = city type) → Städter m, → feiner Stadtpinkel (pej inf)
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There's a dude or dudette flipping dough into the air and sliding hot pies into brown cardboard boxes.
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