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dud

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noun \ˈdəd\

Simple Definition of dud

  • : something that does not do what it is supposed to do : something that is a complete failure

  • duds : clothes

Full Definition of dud

  1. 1 plural a :  clothing b :  personal belongings

  2. 2 a :  one that is ineffectual; also :  failure <a box-office dud> b :  misfit

  3. 3 :  a bomb or missile that fails to explode

Examples of dud

  1. The seeds must have been duds because the plants never grew.

  2. She put on her new duds for the party.



Origin of dud

Middle English dudde


First Known Use: 1567

Rhymes with dud


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dud

adjective

Simple Definition of dud

  • —used to describe something that fails completely or does not work properly

Full Definition of dud

  1. :  of little or no worth :  valueless <dud checks>

1903

First Known Use of dud

1903



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