What does the word dude mean?

Usage examples for dude

  1. First, he's a dude; second, he's a coward. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  2. No West Point dude like him can set himself up against the power of this State and live." – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  3. As the latter turned to go, a sharp observer would have noted that it was Dan the Dude, still further disguised. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve