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    I always hear people say : dude!
    but I dont get it... what does that mean~??
    is it something like " shoot" or "crap "?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wml
    I always hear people say : dude!
    but I dont get it... what does that mean~??
    is it something like " shoot" or "crap "?
    In Google I tried for 'define:dude'. The link, http://www.answers.com/dude&r=67 gives the following meanings:
    1. Informal. An Easterner or city person who vacations on a ranch in the West.
    2. Informal. A man who is very fancy or sharp in dress and demeanor.
    3. Slang.
    A man; a fellow.
    dudes Persons of either sex.
    Hope it helps.
    -Jessy

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    It means 'guy', but it can be used to show that somone is doing something wrong, or to attract their attention, etc.

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    dude means guy, boy.
    and chick means Girl.

    but these two are informal

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    thank you so much, guys

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    I use it a lot, in the ways listed above but also as "shoot" or "crap." I'll drop a book and say, "Dude!"

    It's like the all purpose word. :)

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    last time I heard it was when my friend asked me about my act score..
    then she said "dude" and droped her book ontp the desk..

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    Hopefully that means that you got a good score and she was surprised, and not that you got a bad score and she was surprised. =P

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    hehe~ actually we got same score..
    but she's been here 7 years & i've been here 1 year ^^;;
    she's a born artist but not very good at testin

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    Hurray for artists and their bad testing skills. ^_^

    Another way to use dude that I just remembered: as an exclaimation to something surprising or cool (or not cool).

    "Lookit my new cell phone!"
    "Dude!"

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