Definition of dudeen in English:

dudeen

noun

Irish
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 replaced his dudeen, and tightened his teeth and squeezed his lips on it.’
    • ‘A man in the background raises his hat to salute a huge bag of flour being carried past by a dudeen-smoking laborer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They lit up their dudeens and talked about Greece.’
    tobacco pipe, meerschaum, clay pipe
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

dudeen

/duːˈdiːn/