the female version of a dude, a cool girl
by 1991, from dude in the surfer/teen slang sense + fem. ending -ette. Earlier (in the Old West sense) were dudine (1883), dudess (1885).
A cool young woman, counterpart of dude: party filled with dudettes
[French dyduh-vahn] /French düdəˈvɑ̃/ noun 1. Madame Amandine Lucile Aurore [French a-mahn-deen ly-seel oh-rawr] /French a mɑ̃ˈdin lüˈsil oʊˈrɔr/ (Show IPA), .
[duhj-uh n] /ˈdʌdʒ ən/ noun 1. a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon. [duhj-uh n] /ˈdʌdʒ ən/ noun, Obsolete. 1. a kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers, etc. 2. a handle or hilt made of this wood. 3. a dagger having such a hilt. /ˈdʌdʒən/ […]
[doo-dish, dyoo-] /ˈdu dɪʃ, ˈdyu-/ adjective 1. resembling or characteristic of a , as in manner or appearance.
[duhd-lee-uh] /ˈdʌd li ə/ 1. any of several smooth succulents belonging to the genus Dudleya, of the stonecrop family, native to the western U.S. and Mexico, sometimes grown as an ornamental.