dumdum

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dumdum

1 [duhm-duhm]
noun
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

dumdum

2 [duhm-duhm]
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dumdum (ˈdʌmˌdʌm)
 
n
Also called: dumdum bullet a soft-nosed or hollow-nosed small-arms bullet that expands on impact and inflicts extensive laceration
 
[C19: named after Dum-Dum, town near Kolkata (Calcutta) where these bullets were made]

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and dum-dum
  1. n.
    a stupid oaf; a dullard. : Marvin is no dum-dum. He just looks that way.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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