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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.

duds

Clothes. What do you think of my new duds? You need to brush your teeth and put on your duds right now, or else you'll be late for school.
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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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"Faulk's Game Calls grew significantly in 1962 when Dud won the International Duck Calling Championships at the Rice Festival in Crowley, La., using his wooden calls: said his wife, Rena.
About 60 percent of the dud cheque issuers are young people between the ages of 24 to 32, according to official records.
A few editions remain, and feature the duo's infamous Pete and Dud, a couple of flat-cap wearing wannabe intellectuals, pictured, whose most famous chat involved Pete revealing how his life was being made a misery by night-time visits from Greta Garbo and Anna Magnani.
The hurdles for the M918 are the dud rate of 3 to 8 percent and restrictive training in dry weather.
Third, most of the existing comorbidity analyses did not present information on broader alcohol and drug co-use, which also includes people who do not meet the diagnostic criteria of an AUD or DUD. A few recent epidemiological studies have examined the extended scope of co-use in the United States.
Wi Dud finished second to Dutch Art in the Middle Park as a juvenile, and while he found life tough last year, he ran some cracking races in defeat, most notably when a three-length fifth in the Nunthorpe.
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 today.
GOODWOOD: 2.15 Hi Calypso, 2.50 Wi Dud (nap), 3.25 Geordieland, 4.00 Proponent, 4.35 Shmookh, 5.05 Lush, 5.40 Mr Wolf.
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.
A dud or two sneak in--"Blood" by Kleshnekoff is Tricky-style trip-hop with an expired sell-by date perhaps ending in B.C.
Her choking at first sight further makes her feel like a dud. Theo in turn finds his student dedicated and refreshingly humorous and honest.
A suspected World War II bomb found in a Valleys town has turned out to be a dud hand grenade.
From our nightmares, we've concocted the Democratic dud we'll actually get:
It's not something I am proud of, it's not something I admit to many people, but it's true: In the guy-magnet department, I am a bit of a dud.