dumdum

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dum Dum, a city in India where the type of bullet was developed, from Hindi दम दम ‎(Dam Dam) (Bengali দমদম ‎(Dômdôm)), from Hindi दमदमा ‎(damdamā, tenaille, a raised mound or battery)

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Noun[edit]

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dumdum ‎(plural dumdums)

  1. A bullet, with a soft nose, that expands upon impact to cause a gaping wound.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective dumb

Noun[edit]

dumdum ‎(plural dumdums)

  1. An ignorant person, an idiot
    You're such a dumdum.
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Verb[edit]

dumdum

  1. recollect, remember, think