Definition of Dumdum

1. Noun. A soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound.

Exact synonyms: Dumdum Bullet
Generic synonyms: Bullet, Slug



Definition of Dumdum

1. Noun. A bullet, with a soft nose, that expands upon impact to cause a gaping wound. ¹

2. Noun. An ignorant person, an idiot ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dumdum

1. a type of bullet [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumdum

dumbnut
dumbnuts
dumbo
dumbos
dumbphone
dumbphones
dumbs
dumbs down
dumbshow
dumbsize
dumbstruck
dumbwaiter
dumbwaiters
dumdum (current term)
dumdum bullet
dumdums
dumetose
dumfound
dumfounded
dumfounder
dumfoundered
dumfoundering
dumfounders
dumfounding
dumfounds
dumka
dumky
dummerer

Literary usage of Dumdum

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"Though not actually the scene of revolt in 1857, dumdum was one of the first places at which the sepoys exhibited symptoms of dissatisfaction. ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Official by James Brown Scott (1920)
"In the dumdum bullet, the jacket leaves a small end of the core uncovered. ... The wounds made by this dumdum bullet suffice ordinarily to cause a shock ..."

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