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 carpenter or other professional hired to help with home improvement or appliance fixing.
Phil: Oh man, our shower isn't working!
Clyde: OK, I'll call a dude to fix it tomorrow.
by MpegEVIL June 21, 2011

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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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1) a commonly used word used for multiple emotions, such as: happiness, shock, disappointment.

2) another word used to address your friends.
1) Dude! I just found a stack of $300 in my dresser!
2) Yo, what's up dude?
by pablo! December 08, 2010

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- an enlightened person who have achieved total calmness, absolute coolness, the one who any one can look up to with confidence, with such an awe in their eyes that sparkles with a thousand shining of the stars... thought sometimes the term "Dude" it can be used for as a way to express disgust, disappiontment, sadness, or whatever.
Positive aspect of Dude-

Man 1#: Dude, you just told her to fuck off when she was bitchin at me and makin me fee like shit, man... that was so... so.. wow.... :O

Man 2#: eh it ain't no biggie, she just gotta learn to quit bein so whiny, haha.

Negagive aspect of Dude-

Man 1# OH DUDE! that's just nasty, man, put that shit back in your damn pants!

Man:2# but dude, i just wanna show you what genital wart looks like! :O
by The Dude Master April 02, 2009

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1) A guy
2) How to address someone who's name you don't know
3) Cry of anger or suprise

It slowly is losing it's meaning Just like the word "Like" it is just randomly thrown in to sentances by America's youth.
1) I like girls not dudes
2) Uh dude I don't know who you are but go away
3) DUDE! you stepped on my toe, ow
by Jersey Kid January 26, 2008

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A word added to the beginning of sentences for no apparant reason, similar to hey or yo. Contrary to popular belief, Dude is NOT gender specific.
Dude, what was the english homework?

Dude, why is there so freaking much?
by KelseyAgrees September 17, 2006

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