noun dum·dum \ˈdəm-ˌdəm\

: a bullet that expands or explodes when it hits an object in order to cause greater damage

Full Definition of DUMDUM

:  a bullet (as one with a hollow point) that expands more than usual upon hitting an object

Origin of DUMDUM

Dum Dum, arsenal near Calcutta, India
First Known Use: circa 1889


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