EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUDE
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."
The dude has Verinder burnt on about eight trunks, s'elp me.
You've got an acthent like the fellow who plays the dude in thith show.
"I thought maybe it was that dude again," he remarked cheerfully.
I heard her kind of taking on before the dude hushed her up.
The sloven and the dude are both slaves; but in different ways.
1883, "fastidious man," New York City slang of unknown origin. The vogue word of 1883, originally used in reference to the devotees of the "aesthetic" craze, later applied to city slickers, especially Easterners vacationing in the West (e.g. dude ranch, first recorded 1921).
Application to any male is recorded by 1966, U.S., originally in Black English.