Definition of dudeen in English:

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dudeen

Pronunciation: /duːˈdiːn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

Irish , historical
A short clay tobacco pipe.
Example sentences
  • I can imagine Patrick going off to some neighbouring farmer's house, where the dudeen would be handed round.
  • He usually had in his mouth a short dudeen; but in an evil moment he put the dudeen, lighted, in the pocket among the powder.
  • He replaced his dudeen, and tightened his teeth and squeezed his lips on it.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Irish dúidín, diminutive of dúd 'pipe'.

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