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acting in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone/dissing a friend
by Anonymous April 01, 2003
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Sun glasses but it sounds cooler.
Person 1; Nice shades
Person 2; Damm straight
by cartman5000 August 06, 2004
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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!

OR

My man been throwing me shade because I haven't been around as much.
by Jess639 January 02, 2013
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sunglasses (always used in the plural)
They had rather tacky looking shades on the shelf.
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A light comment with slight disrespect towards an individual
Rose threw shade at Mona when she said there isn't a guy in her degree program Mona hadn't kissed.
by Rogue Babe August 01, 2016
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Insulting name for police in Limerick, Ireland
I committed a crime so I had to hide from the shades
by gaz January 05, 2005
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A Limerick word for the Gardai
boys theres Da Shades
by Shannonsider October 17, 2006
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