dead duck

noun

Definition of dead duck

  1. :  one that is doomed

Examples of dead duck in a Sentence

  1. If they find out what I did, I'm a dead duck!

First Known Use of dead duck

1943


DEAD DUCK Defined for English Language Learners

dead duck

noun

Definition of dead duck for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that is certain to fail, suffer, or be punished

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