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The book abides: New book traces origin of the term ‘Dude’

Posted by on August 10, 2023

In the 1880s, a new insult was beginning to be used in New York City. The term “dude” was replacing the more commonly used “dandy” to refer to young men who were overly concerned with their appearance and emulating the styles of English gentlemen.

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