English dictionary definition of:



  • an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
  • an explosion that fails to occur
  • someone who is unsuccessful


  • failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive


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Scrabble score for dud

Scrabble score = 5

generated at 13:34:30 on 22-01-20

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