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dudo

derivation; noun
a dude
 
Typical addition of the suffix -o to emphasize colloquialism, such as "kiddo" or "weirdo." Though this is seen as early as the 1800's with "boyo," it has been enhanced by recent interaction with Spanish and the addition of the suffix -o to imply colloquial, friendly, or even patronizing tones. Here, the -o deletes the e at the end of "dude" to prevent the suffix from adding an extra syllable. The usage here by a female implies both familiarity and the ability to connect with masculinity, as reflected by the Spanish interpretation of the suffix -o. Since she herself is not Spanish, there is probably no relation to the dice game.
Etymology : dude + o, with the e deleted
Source : "...I am just a crazy minx, fills in the creative dudo around the hood." -online dating user profile; Louisiana, 10/11
Last modified: 6 December 2011


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