Meaning of Dude
The term Dude is an informal American word used to address any guy or male individual.
The word ‘Dude’ is basically an American slang, which is informally used to call any man, guy or any individual. The word was once used primarily by the young adults, and afterwards became a common slang term used in various age groups. The word 'dude' may also be used alone in a sentence, serving as an exclamation, denoting a feeling of surprise, happiness, disappointment, amazement or other emotions.
For example: Hello dude!! how are you?
According to Merriam–Webster:
The word Dude is defined as:
- a man extremely fastidious in dress and manner or
- a city dweller unfamiliar with life on the range