1 [duhm-duhm]
a hollow-nosed or soft-nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound.
Also called dumdum bullet.

1895–1900; named after Dum-Dum, town in India where the bullets were made

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dumdum (ˈdʌmˌdʌm)
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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