a : clothing
b : personal belongings
a : one that is ineffectual; also : failure <a box-office dud>
b : misfit
: a bomb or missile that fails to explode
Examples of DUD
- The seeds must have been duds because the plants never grew.
- She put on her new duds for the party.
Origin of DUD
Middle English dudde
First Known Use: 1567
Related to DUD
- bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washout
- blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner
Rhymes with DUD
—used to describe something that fails completely or does not work properly
: of little or no worth : valueless <dud checks>
First Known Use of DUD
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