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Topic: WEAPONS

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Dum-Dum, town in India where the bullets were first produced.

dum-dum

noun
     
dum-dum [countable]
PMW a soft bullet that causes serious wounds because it breaks into pieces when it hits you
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