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dum-dum

[duhm-duhm] Slang.
noun
1.
a silly, stupid person.
adjective
2.
typical of a dum-dum: another dum-dum idea.


Origin:
apparently reduplication and respelling of dumb

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dumdum

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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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