dud

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.
  3. A lottery ticket that does not give a payout.
  4. (obsolete) Clothes, now always used in plural form duds.
  5. A loser, an unlucky person

Synonyms[edit]

  • (losing lottery ticket): blank

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dud

  1. genitive plural of dudy

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

dud

  1. rafsi of dunda.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dud m (plural duzi)

  1. mulberry (tree)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish طوت (tut, dut), from Persian توت (tut), possibly from Aramaic ܬܘܬܐ/תותא (tuta). Otherwise, Aramaic may be derived from Persian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dȕd m (Cyrillic spelling ду̏д)

  1. mulberry (fruit)

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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

dud

  1. Soft mutation of tud.

Mutation[edit]

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.