See also: -dud

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English dudde (cloak, mantle, kind of cloth; ragged clothing or cloth)[1], from Old English *dudda (attested only as personal name Dudda, modern English Dudley), akin to Old Norse dúði (swaddling clothes), Low German dudel.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: dŭd, IPA(key): /dʌd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

NounEdit

dud (plural duds)

  1. (informal) A device or machine that is useless because it does not work properly or has failed to work, such as a bomb, or explosive projectile.
  2. (informal) A failure of any kind.
    • 2014, A teacher, "Choosing a primary school: a teacher's guide for parents", The Guardian, 23 September 2014:
      At the end of the day, the vast majority of primary schools are vibrant, friendly places and you may struggle to choose one because they all seem so great. Primary schools tend to have the feelgood factor. If you just aren't feeling it, this one's probably a dud.
    1. (informal) A loser; an unlucky person.
    2. A lottery ticket that does not give a payout.
  3. (obsolete, informal) Clothes, now always used in plural form duds.

SynonymsEdit

  • (losing lottery ticket): blank

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ dud” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dud

  1. genitive plural of dudy

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic دُود(dūd).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dud m (collective, singulative dudu or duda, paucal dudiet)

  1. collective of dudu or duda: several worms; worms as a species

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dud

  1. genitive plural of dudy

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish طوت(tut, dut), from Persian توت(tut).

NounEdit

dud m (plural duzi)

  1. mulberry (tree)

Derived termsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish طوت(tut, dut), from Persian توت(tut).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dȕd m (Cyrillic spelling ду̏д)

  1. mulberry (fruit)

DeclensionEdit

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WelshEdit

NounEdit

dud

  1. Soft mutation of tud.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tud dud nhud thud
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.