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sunglasses (always used in the plural)
They had rather tacky looking shades on the shelf.
by The Return of Light Joker May 20, 2011
acting in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone/dissing a friend
throwing shade, acting kinda shady
by Anonymous April 01, 2003
Sun glasses but it sounds cooler.
Person 1; Nice shades
Person 2; Damm straight
by cartman5000 August 06, 2004
Can be used as a noun or verb.

Noun form = illegitimate behavior

Verb form = typically accompanied with the word "throw" or "throwing," as in to "throw someone shade" meaning to act shady, fake, or funny around or towards them.
Person 1: They went to the club and ain't even invite us!
Person 2: Shade!


My man been throwing me shade because I haven't been around as much.
by Jess639 January 02, 2013
Insulting name for police in Limerick, Ireland
I committed a crime so I had to hide from the shades
by gaz January 05, 2005
Sunglasses, a tanned set of glass (or plastic) sheets, fitted in a structure that rests on your ears and nose, shielding your eyes from bright light.
Often worn by people in summer times.
"That guy has a nice set of shades"
by Ruben "H Hog" van Ophuizen March 24, 2003
1. (noun) A pair of sunglasses

2. (adjective) a word used to describe an act that is mean, deceiving, or otherwise messed up, or "shady." it is basically a derivative of the word shady when used as an adjective.
1. Hey, that's a nice pair of shades you got on

2. What?! your taking your girl to the game but not me?! You said that you and me were gonna go a month ago when you bought the tickets! That's shades!
by orange county's finest April 29, 2011