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Thread #73093 Message #1338884
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Nov-04 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A Working Chap (Mike Waterson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A working chap - mike waterson
The Scots Dialect Dictionary compiled by Alexander Warrack, has
dud2 n 1 a rag. 2 a soft, spiritless person. 3 (in pl) clothes. 4 dirty, shabby clothes.My father (born in Kentucky) occasionally used "duds" as a slang or jocular term for clothes of any kind. I have also heard the phrase "all dudded up" meaning dressed in fine or fancy clothes.