from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short-stemmed clay pipe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short tobacco-pipe; a clay pipe with a stem only two or three inches long.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Irish A short tobacco pipe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A short-stemmed Irish pipe made out of clay. Anglicisation of Irish word dúidín.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a clay pipe with a short stem


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Irish Gaelic dúidin, diminutive of dúd, stump, pipe.]


  • 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.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • Mike had his dark-looking "dudeen," and Jake his pipe of corn "cob" and cane-joint shank.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • 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.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2

  • "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.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • 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.

    The American Baron

  • A meerschaum or a wooden pipe is then allowable, but never a clay or a dudeen.

    The Complete Bachelor Manners for Men

  • 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.

    The American Baron

  • What would the King and his daughters think if they saw you suckin 'an old dudeen like that?

    Duty, and other Irish Comedies

  • 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.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • 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.

    The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton


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