dum dum

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See also: dumdum and dum-dum

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • dum-dum

Etymology[edit]

Named after the Dum Dum arsenal in Calcutta, India.

Noun[edit]

dum dum (plural dum dums)

  1. (informal, firearms) A soft point or hollow point bullet, designed to expand when it hits its target and therefore cause more serious damage.