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dud - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dud

(noun) someone who is unsuccessful
Synonyms : flop , washout

(noun) an explosion that fails to occur
Synonyms : misfire

(noun) an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
Synonyms : bomb , turkey
Example Sentence
  • the first experiment was a real turkey
  • the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned

(adj) failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive
Example Sentence
  • he stepped on a dud mine

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dud

DUDE is a cool,successful person....but DUD is unsuccessful person....
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by nileshdive

Dud(similar to dead) & a dead person doesn't works at all.. so dud means ineffective or non working.
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by pawarsumit

trying to place something on the top shelf... but FAILED by falling and making DUDDDDDD sound
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by l.k.sandra

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