dud dud  /ˈdəd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who is unsuccessful
  2. (n) an explosion that fails to occur
  3. (n) an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
  4. (adj) failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The past 100 years have seen plenty of dud inventions, foolish decisions and hugely embarrassing mistakes.
  2. He also learned that the Egyptians' HA-300 jet interceptora great worry to the Israelis at the timewas a dud.
  3. They have enough photoreceptor cells, but the cells don't work because one of the genes is a dud.

News

  1. Here's Video of the Route 82 'Bridge Bombers' in Action

    Via WEWS , raw video was released yesterday that shows those would-be anarchists trying to blow up the Route 82 bridge last year. An FBI informant sold dud explosives to these guys, and then monitored their actions before swooping in for arrests.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Cleveland Scene

  2. Mall fireworks are a dud this year

    Mall fireworks are a dud this year Independence Day fireworks shows sponsored by Westfield Corp. at its malls in Milford, Trumbull and Meriden have fizzled out. All three malls hosted fireworks displays in past years, along with a cookout, live music and exhibits by veterans groups. A Facebook page, "Bring Back the Westfield Milford CT Fireworks," had 126 members Tuesday afternoon. Johnson said ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  3. Mall fireworks likely a dud this year

    Mall fireworks likely a dud this year All three malls hosted fireworks displays last year, along with a cookout, live music and exhibits by veterans groups. Messages left for Dan Kiley, general manager of the Westfield Milford mall, Paul Sebina, marketing director for the Trumbull mall and Danielle Consiglio, marketing director for both the Milford and Meriden malls, were not returned Tuesday ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

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Quotes

  1. "They've changed the salesman [sic], but they haven't changed the product. Julia Gillard made it absolutely clear that she is committed to the same policies, the same dud policies that Kevin Rudd has been committed to," he said.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "I actually had double pressure because not only was I making a 'Toy Story' sequel, but I was making the next Pixar movie," Unkrich says. "No director here wants to be the one who breaks the record and makes the first dud.
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Lee Unkrich Source: Kansas City Star

  3. Amphlett said to her husband that he had "married a dud" and offered him the choice to divorce her.
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Chrissy Amphlett Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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