American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A stupid person; a dolt.
- n. alternative spelling of dumdum.
- Reduplication and alteration of dumb. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ballistics experts say the so-called dum-dum bullets also are lighter in weight and can be fired with greater accuracy over varying distances.”
“Ballistics experts say the so-called "dum-dum" bullets also are lighter in weight and can be fired with greater accuracy over varying distances.”
“A doctor treating victims told The Associated Press the gunman used illegal "dum-dum"-style bullets designed to disintegrate inside the body and cause maximum internal damage.”
“A doctor treating victims told The Associated Press that the gunman used illegal "dum-dum"-style bullets bullets designed to disintegrate inside the body and cause maximum internal damage.”
“Tudor was notching his steel-jacketed bullets, or cutting them blunt, so that they would spread on striking -- in short, he was making them into the vicious dum-dum prohibited in modern warfare.”
“In Kenya, an enraged Mau-Mau had speared her mama, Mimi, with a tse-tse fly; and in the jungles of Pago Pago, a dum-dum shell to the back of the head had sent her papa, Pepe, to the promised land.”
“In the northland such commands are equal to Jehovah's in the matter of potency; the dum-dum as rapid and effective as the thunderbolt.”
“Even if there are precious exceptions, the overwhelming number of big-money, industry-sustaining books are incontrovertibly dum-dum things.”
“A dum-dum mistake by 2012 organisers Dum-dum bullets, we read, could be used to deter potential terrorists at the 2012 Olympics.”
“Americans Goo and Sandstrom don't describe my male characters as demon lovers - they refer to them as "dum-dum" (singularly) and "one jerk after another" (collectively).”
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