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15.
A not-quite affectionate term for negroes in the late 19th to early 20th century. Popularized in the cakewalk song "Whistling Roofus." Usage in this manner dropped off after the 1920's.
(Lyrics to Whistling Rufus)
This nigger would go to a ball or a party,
Rainy weather or shine,
And when he got there was a handsome nigger
After the chicken and the wine.
And when he got through with the chicken and the wine,
Then he whistled and he sung so grand
That they thought the angels' harps was a-playing.
And they called him the one-band man.

(Chorus): Don't make no blunder, they couldn't lose him,
For perfect wonder they had to choose him;
A great musician with a high position
Was whistling Rufus, the one-band man.
by obnostic March 27, 2010
 
1.
A word meaning 'cool' and 'awesome' created by the character 'Guy' in the movie "Never Been Kissed"
Whoa, the dance theme is so rufus!!
by Muaha February 08, 2005
 
2.
my new, cool, hip word. spread it around like wildfire.
your disco barbie costume is totally rufus.
by punsie August 25, 2008
 
3.
A slang word used in the movie, "Never Been Kissed," created by a character, Guy, which refers to anything cool.
Friend: "That's rufalicious!"
Guy: "No, it's just rufus. It's not a gum."
by xmascarroll July 13, 2005
 
4.
a partially smoked bowl of marijuana, usually found later by the same smoker
"I was about to repack the bowl, but it was still rufus"
by Rufus Caliente January 01, 2008
 
5.
cool, rad, beyond awesome
This prom is rufus!
by morrigancave July 12, 2008
 
6.
a friend or pet that is so nice and funny, and whatever he does is cute
"I LOVE THAT BLACK LAB, RUFUS"
by rufuslover January 08, 2009
 
7.
A term used to define something as cool, awesome, or fantastic.
A: I got the best pair of jeans today.
B: Oh, rufus!
by dictionary-ness February 14, 2008