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1) Originally, “dude” meant a stuck up person who dressed overly well. It first emerged in the year 1883 in England.

2) Later it was used in the old west to mean a city person who moved to the west without actually know what he was doing. Synonymous with “city-slicker”

3) Later, in California, the term changed from these insults to a term meaning any male, human or otherwise. Sometimes it is used in reference to tom-girls. Now, it is often used for emphasis as well.
“Look at that rich fellow; what a dude! Do you see the feather in his hat?”

“What’s that dude doing in these parts? I bet he can't even ride a horse!”

“Hey dude, I missed you at the movies the other day!”

Dude, that's harsh.”
by past inside the present February 10, 2013
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a word that i use a lot! an either gender neutral or masculine term (depending on surrounding words) that basically means a person.
Ex 1:
Girl 1: did you see that dude over there with the sub?
Girl 2: Yeah. nice beard!
Ex 2:
Me: OMG! dude! where did you get that hat!?!?!
Friend: I got it at icing. THERE WAS A SALE!!!!!!!!!!!
Me and Friend : EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
(okay thats a little too girly for my taste, but still a good example of how dude can b feminine)
by nuthead678 January 12, 2011
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a word that american's use when we forget people's names
DUDE! How have you been?
by Aussie Lauren November 17, 2007
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1.)male
2.)whats up?
3.)whoa!
4.)what the fuck!?
5.)thats just wrong
6.)hey you
7.)look at this
8.)why?
9.)my spleen!
10.) whats your problem?
11.) how funny
12.)chap
13.)macaroni
14.)hepcat
15.)hip
16.)rightous
17.)radical
18.)cool
19.)exquisite
20.)dandy
Dude, no, dude what the heck was that dude? Dude?
by Himay Doon December 06, 2008
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What skaters, skateboarders, surfers, etc... use to address each other.
"Hey Dude"
"Yo"
"Dude wheres dude?"
"Dude's at dude's house"
"I'm going to dude's house to see dude seeya later dude!"
by Dominique February 13, 2004
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dude is another word for a person, male or female, a slang word for "friend" or buddy
hey dude where is yo car?
OMG, dude, you shoulda seen it!
by little toe December 17, 2004
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The word "dude" originates from the term Dude Ranch as a reference to a horse's ass. Originally, dude was an insult and a personal attack that was a sublimated way of cussing that someone was being a horse's ass. Nonetheless, "dude" has become a term of solidarity, mostly with guys that were otherwise known as frat boys, surfers, shirtless guys, skaters, bros, and some stoners, because they wanted to separate themselves from cuckolds that can't or don't know how to get lucky with women.
If someone calls you a dude, the chances are that he or she is trying to give you a negative label in order to compel you to listen to their opinions or to ignore you completely. As such, taking ownership of the label of dude will often limit the chances of developing relationships outside the social circles of fellow dudes.
via giphy
by tinkertoys29 February 15, 2017
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