“Dude, are you high?”
Your friend is acting really strange. You wonder if he might have used some drugs. You ask him this.
Dude, are you high?
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People sometimes call each other "dude" in casual conversation. For example:
A: Dude, we've got to get going. We're going to be late.
B: Dude, chill out.
"Dude" is mostly used between two young or middle-aged men. However, women sometimes use it and people sometimes use it toward women too. Originally, "dude" was associated with surfers. In the past 30 years it has become much more common, but now some younger people choose other words to refer to each other like "bro".
People mostly say "Dude" at the beginning of a sentence. It's possible at the end of a sentence but less common.
Nice shot, dude.
(someone) is high
When a person's behavior has changed because they've used drugs of some kind, they are "high". You can "get high" by using drugs like:
- strong pain killers
- "magic" mushrooms
Even though it's similar, we don't usually call someone "high" if they've had a lot of alcohol. We call them "drunk" instead.