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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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"
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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.
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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).
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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