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nounIrish , historical
A short clay tobacco pipe.
- 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.
Mid 19th century: from Irish dúidín, diminutive of dúd 'pipe'.
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