dum


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dumb-dumb

and dum-dum
n. a stupid oaf; a dullard. Marvin is no dum-dum. He just looks that way.

dum-dum

verb

rumdum

and rum-dum (ˈrəmˈdəm)
1. n. a drunkard; a ruined alcoholic. I don’t want to end up like a dirty rum-dumb.
2. n. a stupid person. Hey, rumdum, wise up and do what you are told.
3. mod. alcohol intoxicated. The old lady got rumdum on gin.

rum-dum

verb
See rumdum
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The beat is in her head, hands, knees, feet, and as a last resort when there's nothing handy to bang or tap (such as waiting for dinner and forbidden to use cutlery as drumsticks) she'll vocalise her pum pa de pum dums under her breath incessantly.
It's always difficult trying to pigeon hole new music, but the Dum Dums are probably best described as the love child of a one-night stand between Brit poppers Menswear meets EMF.
Sadly, though, these dearly-departed bands are unknown to the Dum Dums young whipper snapper fans.
But just because the Dum Dums themselves are young and cute, they're most definitely not pop puppets.
Without a doubt, the Dum Dums are a refreshing burst of rock in an otherwise bland pop market.
The energetic show finished in triumphant style with the Dum Dums hit single I Can't Get You Out Of My Thoughts as the audience rocked for the last time before heading home for bed and school the next day.