dud


1dud

noun \ˈdəd\

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

duds : clothes

Full Definition of DUD

1
plural
a :  clothing
b :  personal belongings
2
a :  one that is ineffectual; also :  failure <a box-office dud>
b :  misfit
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

2dud

adjective

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

Full Definition of DUD

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

First Known Use of DUD

1903

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