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dud

 (dŭd)
n.
1. A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
2. Informal One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
3. duds Informal
a. Clothing.
b. Personal belongings.

[Middle English dudde, a cloak.]

dud

(dʌd)
n
1. a person or thing that proves ineffectual or a failure
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a shell, etc, that fails to explode
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) old-fashioned clothes or other personal belongings
adj
failing in its purpose or function: a dud cheque.
[C15 (in the sense: an article of clothing, a thing, used disparagingly): of unknown origin]

dud

(dʌd)

n.
1. a device, person, or enterprise that proves to be a failure.
2. a shell or missile that fails to explode after being fired.
[1895–1900; compare earlier dud contemptible person, appar. singular of duds]

dud

Explosive munition which has not been armed as intended or which has failed to explode after being armed. See also absolute dud; dwarf dud; flare dud; nuclear dud.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dud - someone who is unsuccessfuldud - someone who is unsuccessful    
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
nonstarter, unsuccessful person, loser, failure - a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
2.dud - an explosion that fails to occurdud - an explosion that fails to occur  
equipment failure, breakdown - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
3.dud - an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectualdud - an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
bust, fizzle, flop - a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
Adj.1.dud - failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive; "he stepped on a dud mine"
unloaded - (of weapons) not charged with ammunition; "many people are killed by guns thought to be unloaded"

dud

(Informal)
adjective
1. faulty, broken, failed, damaged, bust (informal), not working, useless, flawed, impaired, duff (Brit. informal), worthless, defective, imperfect, malfunctioning, out of order, unsound, not functioning, valueless, on the blink, inoperative, kaput (informal) He replaced a dud valve.
2. fake, false, forged, sham, counterfeit, pinchbeck, phoney or phony (informal) He used a dud cheque to pay the bill.
noun
1. imitation, copy, reproduction, hoax, forgery, phoney or phony (informal) The mine was a dud.
2. failure, flop (informal), washout (informal), clinker (slang, chiefly U.S.), clunker (informal) He's been a dud from day one.

dud

noun
1. Informal. One that fails completely:
Informal: flop, lemon.
Slang: bomb.
2. Informal. Articles worn to cover the body.Used in plural:
apparel, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment.
Informal: tog (used in plural).
Slang: thread (used in plural).
Translations
بِلا قيمَه، لا فائِده مِنْهلا يَعْمَل، لا فائِدَه مِنْه
zmetekzmetkový
defektmandagsprodukt
ócska holmiócskaság
ónÿtur, gagnslausónÿtur, gagnslaus hlutur
netikęsniekam tikęs daiktas
nederīgsnekam nederīga lieta
nepodarenýnepodarok
işe yaramazşey

dud

[dʌd]
A. ADJ
1. (= useless) [cheque] → sin fondos; [merchandise] → invendible; (= not working) [machine etc] → estropeado; [shell, bomb] → que no estalla
2. (= false) [coin, note] → falso
B. N (= thing) → filfa f; (= person) → desastre m, inútil mf; (= coin) → moneda f falsa; (= shell) → obús m que no estalla

dud

[ˈdʌd]
n
(= shell) → obus m non éclaté
(= failure) → raté(e) m/f
(= counterfeit) → faux m
adj
[cheque] → sans provision
[note, coin] → faux(fausse)
(= non-functioning) → qui ne marche pas

dud

(inf)
adj
(= useless)nutzlos; (= worthless) personunfähig; companyvöllig unrentabel; scriptmies (inf); dud mine/shell/bomb/bulletBlindgänger m; dud equipment/batteriesGeräte/Batterien, die nichts taugen; a dud schemeein totaler Reinfall
(= counterfeit) note, coin, antiquegefälscht; cheque, loanungedeckt; a dud note (Brit) or bill (US) → eine Blüte (inf); dud £10 notes (Brit) → falsche or gefälschte 10-Pfund-Scheine
n (= bomb, shell, grenade)Blindgänger m; (= coin)Fälschung f; (= note)Blüte f (inf); (= person)Niete f (inf), → Versager(in) m(f); this watch/battery is a duddiese Uhr/Batterie taugt nichts

dud

[dʌd] (fam)
1. adj (shell, bomb) → inesploso/a; (not working, machine) → inservibile; (false, coin, note) → fasullo/a; (cheque) → a vuoto
2. n to be a dud (object, tool) → non servire a un bel niente, non funzionare; (person) → essere una nullità; (shell) → fare cilecca

dud

(dad) noun
something which is useless, does not work etc. This light-bulb is a dud.
adjective
useless or not working. a dud battery.
References in classic literature ?
But dud they say a word tull me for the fufteen pounds I saved tull them?
What dud he do ot Voloparaiso but land sux hundred fathom o' chain cable an' take never a receipt from the lighter-mon.
Uf we dud,' says I, 'ut's no your buzz'ness tull be tellun' the pilot--though, mind ye, I'm no admuttun' there was ony lighter.
Your lighter never hod no ridun' light, nor dud I look for ony lighter wuthout lights tull show ut.
No, ut dud not,' says he, 'but ut was a clear night wuth the moon a-showun'.
The duds are a little mixed in style, but I reckon they're clean and whole, and a man might face a lady in 'em.
The king's duds was all black, and he did look real swell and starchy.
But Miss Betsey here must have altered more than a privateer in disguise, since she has got on her woman’s duds, if she will take offence with an old fellow for the small matter of lighting a few candles.
Tell me, Dorothy," he said; "do all the men here wear duds like these?
Say, Mag," he said, "put on yer bes' duds Friday night an' I'll take yehs teh deh show.
We shall have it in a private room, but you may as well dress if you've got the duds.
The businessman was fined Dh30,000 by the Court of Misdemeanours in March last year for issuing dud cheques.