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Meaning of DUD

Pronunciation:  dud

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
  2. [n]  an explosion that fails to occur
  3. [n]  (informal) someone who is unsuccessful
  4. [adj]  failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive; "he stepped on a dud mine"

DUD is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bomb, flop, misfire, turkey, unloaded, washout
 See Also: breakdown, bust, equipment failure, failure, flop, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abortion, abortive attempt, also-ran, aspirant, baby kisser, bankrupt, blank cartridge, bogy, bomb, bugaboo, bugbear, bust, candidate, castrato, cipher, cry of wolf, dark horse, defeated candidate, dummy, eunuch, failure, false alarm, favorite son, flop, gelding, hollow man, hopeful, impotent, incompetent, invalid, jackstraw, lame duck, lay figure, lemon, loser, man of straw, merry chase, miscarriage, miscarrying, misfire, nebbish, nobody, nonentity, nothing, nullity, office seeker, political hopeful, presidential timber, puppet, pushover, running mate, stalking-horse, thing of naught, trifle, vain attempt, washout, weakling, wet squib, wild-goose chase, zero