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Dictionary definition for: Dud

1. (n) someone who is unsuccessful

2. (s) failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive; "he stepped on a dud mine"

3. (n) an explosion that fails to occur

4. (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"

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