American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short-stemmed clay pipe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short tobacco-pipe; a clay pipe with a stem only two or three inches long.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Irish A short tobacco pipe.
- n. a clay pipe with a short stem
- Irish Gaelic dúidin, diminutive of dúd, stump, pipe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There he was, with his "shocking bad hat," his freckled face, his bright eye, and his shrewd expression, smoking his old "dudeen," and gazing at the new world around him.”
“Mike had his dark-looking "dudeen," and Jake his pipe of corn "cob" and cane-joint shank.”
“Seated in a large arm-chair, a smoking tumbler of mulled port before him, sat my friend Mike, dressed in my full regimentals, even to the helmet, which, unfortunately however for the effect, he had put on back foremost; a short "dudeen" graced his lip, and the trumpet so frequently alluded to lay near him.”
“A little straw makes a great reek," said Bruce, laughing, "and when a mon gives out before his pipe, he is like to be burnet," and he pointed to a long black and brown singe on the worsted comforter of the traveller, by which we understood that Picton had fallen asleep, pipe in mouth, and then dropped his lighted _dudeen_ just on the safest part of his neck.”
“Soon the occupation of cutting up the tobacco and rubbing it gave a temporary distraction to his thoughts, which distraction was prolonged by the further operation of pressing the tobacco into the bowl of the dudeen.”
“It was a little friend, a fragrant friend, a tawny and somewhat grimy friend; it was in the pocket of his coat; it was of clay; in fact, it was nothing else than a dudeen.”
“What would the King and his daughters think if they saw you suckin 'an old dudeen like that?”
“A meerschaum or a wooden pipe is then allowable, but never a clay or a dudeen.”
“Well, one night me elder brother Tim was sittin 'over the fire, smokin' his dudeen an 'thinkin' of his sins, when in comes Buck with the hobbles on him.”
“If from a package in his upper left-hand coat pocket, which, broken, disclosed some wieners, you concluded he was of the German nation, a short dudeen in an upper vest pocket would seem to indicate that he was an Irishman.”
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