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DUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dude mean? 

DUDE (noun)
  The noun DUDE has 2 senses:

1. an informal form of address for a man
2. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

  Familiarity information: DUDE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUDE (noun)


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Meaning:

An informal form of address for a man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

buster; dude; fellow

Context examples:

Say, fellow, what are you doing? / Hey buster, what's up?

Hypernyms ("dude" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))


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Meaning:

A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

gallant; dandy; fashion plate; fop; sheik; beau; dude; clotheshorse; swell

Hypernyms ("dude" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dude"):

cockscomb; coxcomb (a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments)

macaroni (a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms)

Instance hyponyms:

Beau Brummell; Brummell; George Bryan Brummell (English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840))


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