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dum-dum

[duhm-duhm] /ˈdʌmˌdʌm/
noun
1.
a silly, stupid person.
adjective
2.
typical of a dum-dum:
another dum-dum idea.
Also, dumb-dumb, dumdum.
Origin
apparently reduplication and respelling of dumb

dumdum1

[duhm-duhm] /ˈdʌmˌdʌm/
noun
1.
a hollow-nosed or soft-nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound.
Also called dumdum bullet.
Origin
1895-1900; named after Dum-Dum, town in India where the bullets were made

dumdum2

[duhm-duhm] /ˈdʌmˌdʌm/
noun, adjective
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for dumdum

dumdum

/ˈdʌmˌdʌm/
noun
1.
a soft-nosed or hollow-nosed small-arms bullet that expands on impact and inflicts extensive laceration Also called dumdum bullet
Word Origin
C19: named after Dum-Dum, town near Kolkata (Calcutta) where these bullets were made
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Slang definitions & phrases for dumdum

dum-dum

adjective

: The only man safe enough to see is this dumdum cop

noun

A stupid or foolish person (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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