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dud

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noun \ˈdəd\

Definition of dud

  1. 1 plural a :  clothing b :  personal belongings

  2. 2 a :  one that is ineffectual; also :  failure <a box-office dud> b :  misfit

  3. 3 :  a bomb or missile that fails to explode

Examples of dud in a sentence

  1. The seeds must have been duds because the plants never grew.

  2. She put on her new duds for the party.

Origin and Etymology of dud

Middle English dudde


First Known Use: 1567


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dud

adjective

Definition of dud

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

1903

First Known Use of dud

1903


DUD Defined for English Language Learners

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dud

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noun \ˈdəd\

Definition of dud for English Language Learners

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

  • duds : clothes


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dud

adjective

Definition of dud for English Language Learners

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


DUD Defined for Kids

dud

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noun \ˈdəd\

Definition of dud for Students

  1. 1 :  a complete failure <The party was a dud.>

  2. 2 :  a bomb or missile that fails to explode

  3. 3 duds plural :  clothing



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