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Meaning of “dud” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of dud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dudnoun [C]

 us   /dʌd/
something that is not ​successful or is of little ​value: The ​movieturned out to be a dud.
(Definition of dud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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dudnoun [C]

uk   us   /dʌd/
something that is of no ​value or that does not ​work: So what makes a good ​investment and what makes a dud? Five ​years ago I ​bought a dishwasher that proved to be a dud from the ​start.

dudadjective [ before noun]

uk   us   /dʌd/
of no use or ​value: The ​bankaccepted 62 ​cents on the ​dollar to get the dud ​loans off its ​books.
(Definition of dud from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dud”
in Spanish trasto…
in Vietnamese đồ bỏ…
in Malaysian tiruan…
in Thai สิ่งที่ใช้ไม่ได้…
in French rebut…
in German der Blindgänger…
in Chinese (Simplified) 没用的东西,废品…
in Turkish işe yaramaz şey, bozuk, düzgün çalışmayan…
in Russian непригодная вещь…
in Indonesian tidak berfungsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沒用的東西,廢物…
in Polish niewypał, bubel…
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