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dum·dum

 (dŭm′dŭm′)
n.
A hollow-point small-arms bullet designed to expand upon impact, inflicting a gaping wound.

[After Dum Dum, a town of northeast India.]
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dumdum

(ˈdʌmˌdʌm)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a soft-nosed or hollow-nosed small-arms bullet that expands on impact and inflicts extensive laceration. Also called: dumdum bullet
[C19: named after Dum-Dum, town near Kolkata (Calcutta) where these bullets were made]
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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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Noun1.dumdum - a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
bullet, slug - a projectile that is fired from a gun
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Translations

dumdum (bullet)

nDumdum(geschoss) nt
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