I. noun Etymology: Middle English dudde Date: 1567 1. plural a. clothing b. personal belongings 2. a. one that is ineffectual; also failure <
a box-office dud
b. misfit 3. a bomb or missile that fails to explode II. adjective Date: 1903 of little or no worth ; valueless <
dud checks

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