dumdum 1 [duhm-duhm] WORD ORIGIN noun a hollow-nosed or soft-nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of dumdum 1First recorded in 1895–1900; named after Dum-Dum, town in India where the bullets were madeAlso called dumdum bullet. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for dumdum-bullet dumdum noun a soft-nosed or hollow-nosed small-arms bullet that expands on impact and inflicts extensive lacerationAlso called: dumdum bullet Word Origin for dumdum C19: named after Dum-Dum, town near Kolkata (Calcutta) where these bullets were made Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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