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Adjective: dud  dúd
  1. Failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive
    "he stepped on a dud mine"
Noun: dud  dúd
  1. Someone who is unsuccessful
    - flop, washout, clunker [N. Amer]
     
  2. An explosion that fails to occur
    - misfire
     
  3. An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned";
    - turkey, bomb, flop, clunker [N. Amer]

Derived forms: duds

See also: unloaded

Type of: breakdown, bust, equipment failure, failure, fizzle, flop, loser, no-hoper, nonstarter, unsuccessful person

Encyclopedia: Dud