What Does DUDE Mean?

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DUDE means "Man," "Urban Man," and "Friend."

The word dude is widely used as a slang term for any man, especially in the US. Dude was originally a derogatory term, used to refer to male city dwellers who moved to the rural US. In the same context, it is still sometimes used to refer to "urban" males.

Dude is also widely used as a synonym for "friend" (similar to words such as bro, cuz, and dogg). In this context, dude is often used as a term of endearment between friends, including between (usually young) males and females, and usually carries a connotation of "coolness."

Examples of DUDE in Sentences

Here are some examples of DUDE being used in conversations:
  • Hey! There's a dodgy-looking dude hanging around near the school.
  • That dude should stay away from horses and stick to driving his EV.
  • Wanna get some pizza, dude?

Alternative Spellings of DUDE

Dude is sometimes spelled as "dood."

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When I write DUDE, I mean this:

meaning of DUDE


Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Man" is the most common definition for DUDE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Urban Man" is another common definition for DUDE.
Definition:Urban Man
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Third Definition

DUDE also means "Friend."
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of DUDE Used in a Text

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