Dud Definition

dŭd
duds
noun
duds
A bomb or shell that fails to explode.
Webster's New World
One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
American Heritage
A person or thing that fails or is ineffectual.
Webster's New World
Clothing.
American Heritage
Personal belongings.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
success
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adjective
Worthless.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Dud

Noun

Singular:
dud
Plural:
duds

Origin of Dud

  • Ultimately from dudde (“ragged clothing or cloth”), of uncertain origin beyond that.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English dudde a cloak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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