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Historical origins of the word "dude"
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Dudde: A word commonly used for clothing in England.
Dude: Used in Putnam's magazine to mock the "dud" way a woman was dressed.
Dude: has become the new word for "dandy" and is used to describe an "extremely well-dressed" male.
Dude: Has now been transported to America where it is used to describe "cityslickers" looking to experience life on a country ranch.
Doodle: first appears in British vernacular.
Song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" created: Described low-class American men attempting to dress as gentlemen and doing so unsuccessfully.
Dude: now popular in American surf culture. Used to describe someone cool.
Dude: has become a unisex term used to informally address someone.
Dude: popularised by American films during the 1980s and 90s, including 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and 'Wayne's World'.
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