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dum-dum

 (dŭm′dŭm′)
n. Slang
A stupid person; a dolt.

[Reduplication and alteration of dumb.]
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dum-dum

or dum•dum

(ˈdʌmˌdʌm)
n., Slang.
a stupid person.
[appar. reduplication and resp. of dumb]

dum•dum

(ˈdʌmˌdʌm)

n.
a hollow-nosed or soft-nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound.
[1895–1900; after Dum-Dum, suburb of Calcutta, India, where the bullets were made]
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Translations

dum-dum

n (inf)Doofie m (inf)
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