duds (plural only)
- (New England, UK, dated) Clothing, especially for work or of rough appearance.
- 1890, William Morris, News from Nowhere, in the journal The Commonweal. (First published in book form 1890.)
- I looked at what I could see of my rough blue duds, which I had plenty of opportunity of contrasting with the gay attire of the citizens we had come across; […]
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- “I don't know how you and the ‘head,’ as you call him, will get on, but I do know that if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. […]”
- plural form of dud
clothing, especially those for work or of rough appearance