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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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duds

(dədz)
n. clothes. (Always plural.) Are those new duds?
See also: dud
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"Our heritage of workwear apparel is unmatched," says Kelly Starman, president of Working Duds. "Regent Apparel was founded in 1921 to help business simplify the process of outfitting their employees.
I just do not understand why I am seeing so many dud rounds.
The alarming figures were revealed just weeks after gardai raided a sophisticated set-up which was churning out dud [euro]50 notes.
But to this day, the Army is continuing to experiment and test a "mixed belt" of its existing 40 mm target practice cartridges, the M385 and M918, to reduce dud rates and toxic leaching.
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Brian De Palma may not have made a good movie in years, but nobody could have expected The Black Dahlia to be such a dud. Its star, Scarlett Johansson, also popped up in Woody Allen's woeful Match Point.
That total could contain 4,407 "sub-munitions" but police declined to estimate the number of possible duds still lying around.
A horde of body-slapping cavemen suddenly shed their scraggly duds, transforming themselves into a chorus line of bikini-clad Adonises.
But McLeish roasted for signing duds like Emerson and Nuno Capucho says there are no guarantees with any player.
As with all comps, there's always one or two duds in the mix but this one's got a ton of killer stuff and fills out the two CDs well.
ground forces in Iraq are using cluster munitions," and warns that "when these munitions fail to explode on impact as designed, they become hazardous explosive 'duds,' functioning like volatile, indiscriminate anti-personnel mines." In the first Gulf War, these duds caused eighty U.S.
If you have little sibs or cousins who might want any of it, now is the time to put the hand in "hand-me-downs." Give those dud duds away.
Here's where people plunked down their dough for duds (including both brick-and-mortar and online sales):
But when it comes to making decisions based on incomplete or contradictory information - let's can that "thinking" - they are duds. Worse than that, they tend to follow orders so rigidly - blindly acquiescing to obvious programming mistakes - that they sometimes resemble the brooms used by the sorcerer's apprentice in the Walt Disney film Fantasia, endlessly repeating a process no matter how ridiculous or destructive the outcome.