from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An Easterner or city person who vacations on a ranch in the West.
- n. Informal A man who is very fancy or sharp in dress and demeanor.
- n. Slang A man; a fellow.
- n. Slang Persons of either sex.
- transitive v. Slang To dress elaborately or flamboyantly: got all duded up for the show.
- interj. Slang Used to express approval, satisfaction, or congratulations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man.
- n. A term of address for a man.
- n. An inexperienced cowboy.
- n. A tourist.
- n. A dandy, a man who is very concerned about his dress and appearance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of dandy; especially, one characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fop or exquisite, characterized by affected refinements of dress, speech, manners, and gait, and a serious mien; hence, by an easy extension, and with less of contempt, a man given to excessive refinement of fashion in dress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
- n. an informal form of address for a man
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Of unknown origin. First attested in 1883 as a New York City slang term of contempt for a "fastidious man, fop". Possibly related to dawdle, to German Low German Dudeldop, Dudendop ("fool, dunce"), from Middle Low German dudendop ("cuckold”, “simpleton"), or to Saterland Frisian Duddigegen ("idiot"). (Wiktionary)