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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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They sold on consignment and found many interested in Faulk's calls, especially after Dud put on a demonstration.
For now, the Army signed a five-year contract to have ammunition produced by a consortium of small business vendors that assemble 40 mm dud producing M918 ammunition at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Tenn.
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.
But while the show is excellently observed as a study of a close working relationship that is exposed to the heat of the limelight, essentially it was not that funny - which surely is what Pete and Dud were all about.
Ryan, who trains only a few miles up the A19 at Hambleton, has had several near-misses in big races this season, notably with Wi Dud himself, who was beaten in close finishes to the Mole-comb and Gimcrack Stakes.
But the experts soon identified the object as a dud.
A GANG of thieves smashed their way into a warehouse and escaped with a high technology haul of dud TVs, videos and DVD players.
A GANG of thieves smashed their way into a warehouse and escaped with a haul of dud TVs, videos and DVD players.
The majority of the book is set in the 1930's as Dud - and various members of his family - ricochet all around the southwest states of America.
Their Pete 'n' Dud television sketches, wherein they were the everymen pontificating on the big issues of life, death and nudes in art ("You can tell it's a good painting, Dud, because the bottoms follow you round the room") remain as fresh, and as funny, as ever.
Closures Europe have just recently launched an addition to their product portfolio the 1010 Dud Detector.
MORE than 970 cases of fraud, including those involving dud cheques, were reported last year, according to an official.
The Dubai Police have decided to launch a campaign to spread awareness among the public about the consequences of issuing dud cheques.
So there's Stephen Fry's pilot for QI, a sitcom starring Madness, clips featuring Spike Milligan (below), Pete and Dud, Rik Mayall and Billy Connolly.
been banned from Xbox , as from Xbox Customers' fury at mobile firm's PS15 dud deal I told last week how mechanic David Ritchie was driven mad by Advanced Data Networks.