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A person who is shady in their actions on a day to day basis.
Where did mike go? He's being shade' again.
by Jasonheif September 09, 2010
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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
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A racial slur, coined by racial anthropologist Dr. Andrew H. Eberle after his time at Yale, when upon auditioning for a predominately African American acapella group of the name Shades, did not give him a call back. The term was created on the spot out of Dr. Eberle's frustration, and came to be used to refer to any member of the African American race.
Look at those shades posted up on the corner
by K. Vu September 29, 2007
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1)When a person acts shady or sketchy
2)when a person says something and doesn't do it,

3)when a person doesn't call another person back
4)When someone does not keep it real
Example:Denny Amado, Kevin Vera
Example:Sorry I can't kick it man I have to go Study.
Your so shades man!
by ImFromLAfoo213allDay November 14, 2011
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a local slang term for the cops. not to be confused with sunglasses
"oh bollocks here come the shades drop the weapon and run"
by chadsexington4 October 04, 2006
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Shade, n. (from Irish "shéadóg" meaning "blower") - term used to refer to the Gardaí Síochána or other law enforcement agency.

Comes from an era where gardaí carried whistles, which they blew to alert other gardaí and nearby civilians of crimes. The term "shéadóg" was commonly used to refer to gardaí (or other police) in the early 20th century. This became shortened to the English word "shade" in the traveller "gammer" slang, later becoming part of everyday usage.
"sketch bai, it's the shades!"
by 3ran April 19, 2012
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Irish gypsie saying the Irish Gardi. (The police) Originating from an Irish town in County Galway known as Tuam where the Irish gypsie are widly spread
"Feck! The shades!" eg. If people are doing thing illegal and they spot the gardi coming.
by Araiya Mintaka August 24, 2005
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