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1. A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
2. Informal One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
3. duds Informal
b. Personal belongings.
[Middle English dudde, a cloak.]
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2. belongings in general.
[1560–70; Middle English dudde; perhaps akin to Low German dudel coarse sackcloth]
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|Noun||1.||duds - informal terms for clothing |
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
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pl (inf: = clothes) → Klamotten pl (inf)
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