dude

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdjuːd/, /ˈduːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dud, djud/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(do̅o̅d, dyo̅o̅d)

Inflections of 'dude' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dudes
v 3rd person singular
duding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
duded
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
duded
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dude /dud, dyud/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a man overly concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.
  2. Slang Termsa fellow:a cool dude.
  3. Dialect Terms[Western U.S.]a person from an Eastern city who vacations on a ranch.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dude  (do̅o̅d, dyo̅o̅d),USA pronunciation n., v.,  dud•ed, dud•ing. 
n. 
  1. a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners.
  2. Slang Termsfellow;
    chap.
  3. a person reared in a large city.
  4. Dialect Terms[Western U.S.]an urban Easterner who vacations on a ranch.

v. 
  1. dude up, [Informal.]to dress in one's fanciest, best, or most stylish clothes;
    dress up:He got all duded up to go to the dance.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1880–85, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dude /duːd; djuːd/ n informal
  1. Western US Canadian a city dweller, esp one holidaying on a ranch
  2. chiefly US Canadian a dandy
  3. US Canadian a person: often used to any male in direct address
Etymology: 19th Century: of unknown origin

ˈdudish adj ˈdudishly adv
'dude' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: slang: dude, I love your [sneakers, glasses, car]!, slang: what's [up, wrong] dude?, slang: the dude in the [red shirt, overalls], more...

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