Video explains the origin and evolution of the word 'dude'Casey Chan6/16/15 7:39pm3610EditPromoteGo to permalink What do you think of when you hear the word dude? The Big Lebowski? Surfers? Maybe even just one of your friends. Or maybe it’s yourself! But do you ever think about a man in a top hat wearing skinny pants pretending to be an Englishman from 1883? That’s how the term dude was first used.