Origin of dud
Definition for dud (2 of 2)
plural noun Informal.
Origin of duds
Examples from the Web for dud
His clothing line that his friend described as “upscale and urban” was a dud.
The Hollywood Reporter said the film was a dud, but Holmes plays neatly against type.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?|Tim Teeman|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She turns in dud stories, misses deadlines, and is prone to occasionally sleeping with her young, struggling musician sources.Toni Collette on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’‘Lucky Them,’ and Crying in ‘The Sixth Sense’|Melissa Leon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prank itself seems meaningless, and the reaction was un-extraordinary: all in all, a dud.An Analysis of Vitalii Sediuk’s Pranks (He’s the Guy Who Touched Brad Pitt)|Amy Zimmerman|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reviews seemed to range a short spectrum between turnip (a dud, in the French parlance) and not-a-complete-turnip.
As Dud said, somebody was guilty, and that somebody was the person they must find.The Girl from Sunset Ranch|Amy Bell Marlowe
“Looking for two lost donkeys,” retorted Dan, who was learning to give Dud as good as he sent.Killykinick|Mary T. Waggaman
Dud showed him the impressions of two hoofs dug deep into the ground.
Bob and Dud tied their horses to a hitching-rack and climbed the fence into the park.
This was the equipment that must have been used to handle the dud atom bomb some months back.Space Platform|Murray Leinster