Examples of dud in a Sentence
The seeds must have been duds because the plants never grew.
She put on her new duds for the party.
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Sam Greene How much does a preseason dud by the first team defense mean in the big picture?
Honestly though, there's not really a dud in the bunch.
The iShares Edge U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF, an early smart beta bond fund, has amassed $120.5 million since its launch -- a dud by BlackRock standards.
The T-Wolves haven’t released their new duds yet but one sharp-eyed Reddit user spotted Karl-Anthony Towns wearing them in NBA 2K18.
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Get dolled up in your best retro duds On Saturday, July 29th Pinup Girl Boutique is celebrating its fifth anniversary by hosting a Pinup Prom at its Burbank store at 3606 W. Magnolia Boulevard.
The following morning, after the Times reported that Trump Jr. had been offered dirt on Clinton, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway echoed the president’s son’s line about the information being a dud.
So, this sports entertainer who made his name in San Diego will drive his San Diego Blue car in L.A., wearing the familiar lightning-bolts duds and helmet.
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Origin and Etymology of dud
First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
Synonymsbomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washout
Antonymsblockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner
Related Wordsalso-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarter
Near Antonymscorker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenon
First Known Use of dud
DUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dud for English Language Learners
—used to describe something that fails completely or does not work properly
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