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A word that americans use to address each other. Particularly stoners, surfers and skaters.
dude, i'm like......dude
by Foyf January 28, 2003
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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 Dezi July 09, 2005
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1) The Universal Prounoun
2) Adj - expression of emphasis, amazement, or awe
by Shaggy May 31, 2003
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1. An aggravated hair on an elephant's butt.

2. The substitute for someone's name when you don't quite know it properly
-The greatest, most intelligent move the devil has ever made is making us believe that he doesn't exist...
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1) n. a name for anyone (stereotypically used by male surfters/skaters but now accepted by any race, sex, religion, and wealth)
2) n. something that's just so awesomly cool, amazingly kick ass
3) ?. a way to start a conversation
4) replacing "um" or "like" in any sentence
1) Dude, that guy is soo sexy!
2) Omg! That teacher was so stoned, me and Hil were both like "Duuuude."
3) Dude you have no idea!
4) And then...dude...dude...dude, shit I forgot.
by maddy January 14, 2004
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A word that can be used in ANY situation in replacement of an actual sentence.
GUY 1- Walks into friend's house holding an ax.

GUY 2- "Dude?" meaning, are you going to kill me with that ax?

GUY 1- "Dude" meaning, yeah i am.

GUY 2- "Duuuuuuuuuude!!!!!!!!!!!!!" meaning, help me.
by melinda007 August 31, 2007
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