duds


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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.]

duds

(dʌdz)

n.pl. Informal.
1. clothes.
2. belongings in general.
[1560–70; Middle English dudde; perhaps akin to Low German dudel coarse sackcloth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duds - informal terms for clothingduds - informal terms for clothing    
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

duds

[dʌdz] NPL (= clothes) → prendas fpl de vestir, trapos mpl

duds

pl (inf: = clothes) → Klamotten pl (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Say, Mag," he said, "put on yer bes' duds Friday night an' I'll take yehs teh deh show.
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.
Tell me, Dorothy," he said; "do all the men here wear duds like these?
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.
We shall have it in a private room, but you may as well dress if you've got the duds.
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'.
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