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9.
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.
acting in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone/dissing a friend
throwing shade, acting kinda shady
by anonymous April 01, 2003
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2.
Sun glasses but it sounds cooler.
Person 1; Nice shades
Person 2; Damm straight
by cartman5000 August 06, 2004
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3.
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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4.
Sunglasses, a tanned set of glass (or plastic) sheets, fitted in a structure that rests on your ears and nose, shielding your eyes from bright light.
Often worn by people in summer times.
"That guy has a nice set of shades"
by Ruben "H Hog" van Ophuizen March 24, 2003
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5.
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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6.
1. (noun) A pair of sunglasses

2. (adjective) a word used to describe an act that is mean, deceiving, or otherwise messed up, or "shady." it is basically a derivative of the word shady when used as an adjective.
1. Hey, that's a nice pair of shades you got on

2. What?! your taking your girl to the game but not me?! You said that you and me were gonna go a month ago when you bought the tickets! That's shades!
by orange county's finest April 29, 2011
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7.
A Limerick word for the Gardai
boys theres Da Shades
by Shannonsider October 17, 2006
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