With those duds, Alec is clearly one hip cat.

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  • Duds — Duds, n. pl. [Scot. dud rag, pl. duds clothing of inferior quality.] 1. Old or inferior clothes; tattered garments. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. Effects, in general.[Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duds — [ dʌdz ] noun plural AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • duds — c.1300, dudde cloak, mantle, later in plural, ragged clothing (1560s), of uncertain origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • duds — [n] clothes accouterment, apparel, array, civvies*, costume, covering, dress, finery, frippery, frock, garb, garments, habiliment, outfit, rags*, raiment, sportswear, Sunday best*, tatters*, threads*, wardrobe; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

  • duds — [dudz] pl.n. [ME dudde, cloth, cloak < ?] Informal 1. clothes 2. trappings; belongings …   English World dictionary

  • duds — [dadz] n. clothes. (Folksy. Always plural.) □ Are those new duds? □ I need some new duds, too …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • duds — noun Clothing, especially those for work or of rough appearance. I looked at what I could see of my rough blue duds, which I had plenty of opportunity of contrasting with the gay attire of the citizens we had come across; ... Syn: clothes,… …   Wiktionary

  • duds — n Clothes. I see you got some new duds for the dance. 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • duds — n. (Informal) clothes particularly old or tattered clothes; belongings dÊŒd n. person or thing which does not succeed, failure, loser; bore; (Slang) clothing (usually duds) adj. counterfeit; unsuccessful; not satisfactory, cannot be used …   English contemporary dictionary

  • duds — /dudz/, n.pl. Informal. 1. clothes, esp. a suit of clothes. 2. belongings in general. [1275 1325; ME dudde; perh. akin to LG dudel coarse sackcloth] * * * …   Universalium

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