Dud - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʌd|  American pronunciation of the word dud
Brit.  |dʌd|  British pronunciation of the word dud

noun

- someone who is unsuccessful (syn: flop, washout)
- an explosion that fails to occur (syn: misfire)
- an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual(syn: bomb, turkey)

adjective

- failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive

Examples

The seeds must have been duds because the plants never grew.

She put on her new duds for the party.

the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned

he stepped on a dud mine

Word forms

noun
singular: dud
plural: duds
adjective
comparative: dudder
superlative: duddest
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