So simple. So many uses.
But where does it come from?
Thanks to Slate for the Etymology of Dude. More accurately, thanks to some rad researcher dudes.
A massive, decade-long “dude” research project has finally yielded convincing results.
What’s the answer?
Yankee Doodle Dandy!
I’ll let you take a gander at Slate for the details.
But dang that seems obvious.