HyperDic: dud

English > 4 senses of the word dud:
NOUNperson dud, flop, washoutsomeone who is unsuccessful
eventdud, misfirean explosion that fails to occur
eventdud, turkey, bomban event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
ADJECTIVEalldudfailing to detonate
dud > pronunciation
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English > dud: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfailing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive.
Example"he stepped on a dud mine"
Broaderunloaded(of weapons) not charged with ammunition
Spanishdefectuoso, fallido
English > dud: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who is unsuccessful.
Synonymsflop, washout
Broaderfailure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful personA person with a record of failing
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdesastre, inútil
Catalandesastre, inútil
English > dud: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn explosion that fails to occur.
Broaderbreakdown, equipment failureA cessation of normal operation
Spanishfalla, fallo
English > dud: 4 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual.
Example "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
Synonymsturkey, bomb
Broaderflop, bust, fizzleA complete failure

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