Dud - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- 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)


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


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

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