dumdum

noun dum·dum \ ˈdəm-ˌdəm \

Definition of dumdum

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

Origin and Etymology of dumdum

Dum Dum, arsenal near Calcutta, India


dum-dum

noun \ ˈdəm-ˌdəm \

Definition of dum-dum

: a stupid person : dummy

Origin and Etymology of dum-dum

reduplication of 1dumb


DUMDUM Defined for English Language Learners

dumdum

noun

Definition of dumdum for English Language Learners

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


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