dumdum

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noun dum·dum \ˈdəm-ˌdəm\

Definition of dumdum

  1. :  a bullet (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


First Known Use: circa 1889


DUMDUM Defined for English Language Learners

dumdum

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noun dum·dum \ˈdəm-ˌdəm\

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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