Probably he was the kind of man that the name sounded like; a dude with pink cheeks.
I allow you to—er—ornament my weir-pole, and 'tain't every dude I'd let do that.'
Having a dude puncher on our range kind of stirred up my emulosity.
"What, our own dude going to camp in the wilderness," cried Tom.
Thus a man who is noted for his dress is a "swell," a "dude," or a "sport."