What is a dud?

What is a dud? Here are some definitions.

  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.
  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
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With splurges of undigested Freud and lashings of dud anthropology, these essays fail to convince.
I really wasn't relishing the idea of telling this guy that his game was a dud.
He knows the eternal value of his famous exit and is too smart to risk replacing it with a dud.
There's really not a dud in the lot here as each show is well written and well intentioned from the outset.
If the Democrats preselect this dud, they can forget about trying to regain credibility.
It seemed every woman he went out with was a dud, a bore or just plain stupid.

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