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dud

1. Something that does not work as intended, is ineffectual, or is defective. This car I bought yesterday is a complete dud. It's engine won't even start!
2. Someone who is disappointing or unsuccessful. He turned out to be a bit of a dud. He doesn't have any plans to get a job; he just wants to watch TV all day.

dud

(dəd)
n. a failure; something that fails to perform as intended. (see also duds.) The whole idea turned out to be a dud.

duds

(dədz)
n. clothes. (Always plural.) Are those new duds?
See also: dud
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LEGEND: Dud in 1962 GONG: Prince gives Dud medal; PROUD: Dudley Moore shows off his CBE yesterday Picture: SEAN DEMPSEY
Colonel Jamal Al Jallaf, Deputy Director of Crime Monitoring Section in the department, said the Dubai Police are keen to settle the complaints pertaining to dud cheques amicably, rather than going for litigation in the courts.
Ryan, for whom the 5-2 favourite He's A Humbug finished a well-beaten fifth, said: "Wi Dud ran his heart out and got the trip without a problem.
Sunderland cab driver Ron Bradford fell victim when a passenger palmed him off with a dud tenner.
He allegedly issued the dud cheques in the form of installments to another Bahraini man, according to court documents.
Kevin Ryan: Wi Dud and He's A Humbug both in great order and hard to split
According to the police, they had received many complaints from car owners that some people posing as car traders made away with their vehicles after giving them dud cheques for the price of the cars.
The Bahraini allegedly issued five dud cheques worth BD530 each to a car company last year.
Wi Dud was one of four seconds at the five-day meeting for trainer Kevin Ryan, who said yesterday: "I had plenty of luck at Goodwood, but it was all bad.
Despite that noble beginning in American history, the term ``turkey'' has come to mean dud, clunker, also-ran.
Consequently, the M234 delivers system lethality better than the currently fielded grenade fuzes and also reduces fuze dud rates substantially.
All drug-specific diagnoses of abuse and dependence were derived using the same algorithm and were aggregated to produce the measure of any DUD.
WI Dud suffered a narrow defeat at this meeting last year but he can make amends by landing the Group Three Audi Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
In Pete and Dud Come Again Simon Lowe (Dudley Moore) and Gareth Tunley (Peter Cook) track the duo's rise and fall from the 1960s satire of Beyond The Fringe to the outrageous Derek and Clive.
government funds being spent to use or export cluster munitions unless the weapons have a dud rate of one percent or lower and will not be used in civilian areas.